I feel like I'm constantly wasting time

 kayluah (@KaylaHaugen)4 years, 7 months ago

    Im a freshmen at college, I spend a lot of time wondering if being here at school is taking away from my ability to self educate or enrich my life. I also feel like if i didnt take the step to be here I would be wasting my time at home drinking and smoking with my friends. Im an aspiring artist and I feel personally you can enrich yourself creativly best through life experiences, how do you feel about how you spend your time? Is there reason for the waste?

September 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm
Namrata (0) (@NamrataRathod) 4 years, 7 months ago ago

hi kayluah:)

If you’re looking for purpose from a place of inadequacy, you will likely be too overwhelmed by the need to do something big, that matters to the world at large, to identify what matters to you personally and start taking tiny steps toward it. Instead of looking for a guarantee that tomorrow will be valuable, know that  today is valuable—that you’re not wasting time because you don’t yet feel a sense of purpose. You’re using time well by starting the process of discovering it do something which keeps you busy. There’s simply no shortcut to “figuring things out”—for anyone. Instead of being hard on yourself for not having clarity, be proud of yourself for moving forward on a foggy road when you could easily find a cloudless, well-beaten path to follow…to certain dissatisfaction.

mothworm (0) (@butterflyworm) 4 years, 7 months ago ago

It depends on what you value and whether you can find something valuable in what you are doing. Whether or not you can bear good fruit from the seeds you have planted (going to college) is something you’ll find out at some point in the future I think. You have spare time, right? Do something interesting then. Doing the homework and going to class can be something quite interesting as well if you change your perspective, which is a difficult task. It’s good that you are thinking about the long run though.  This is a life experience as well.

I personally am really trying to change how I spend my time. I actually wish I studied more, but I’m doing it all on my own for right now. I probably waste a lot of time not doing things that enrich my understanding of the universe, and capacity for empowerment, I tend to get wrapped up in my head and ideas, rather than actually doing things in the real world that will benefit me and those ideas. I guess it’s too much to handle sometimes, all the information. But I don’t think it’s really possible to “Waste” time.  I think people are always doing whatever is in their current best interest, no matter what that is, and learning from it. If I’m wasting my time, that’s an experience that contributes to something eventually. I might get sick of the time wasting, and start a highly productive lifestyle that I may not have developed if I never had the experience of so much time wasting. 

It’s good to also consider the fact that you will die, and you don’t know when. I could get hit by a car tomorrow while walking across the street. You never know. In the face of death, I suppose not much matters or can be changed. But when you are on the side of life, a lot can matter and a lot can change, so I guess just think about that.

So yeah, final conclusion, is that it really just depends on what you value.

UniversalSoldier (2) (@UniversalSoldier) 4 years, 7 months ago ago

I agree, just set your goal, what do you want to achieve in the nest 5 years and write it down step by step. Are any of those steps  in college? In this plan, is there any necessary stuff that you can pick there? If yes, just grab what you need from college,  and move on.

Jared.L (3) (@Jared.L) 4 years, 7 months ago ago

I understand your frustration as I’m feeling something similar. I do not do anything useful for my personal growth or spiritual growth. It seems that I’m waithing for some impertus to do so….

Kaiser Mikato (0) (@kaisermikato) 4 years, 7 months ago ago

quite school, do what you love, hitch hike around the world, join communities where people live without money, don’t let the usual system enslave you. humans are free. i’m currently living money free and can help you this some tips if you want

Florence.3 (3) (@Florence.3) 4 years, 7 months ago ago

I feel quite the same, always being in the search of senses in life. Now feel like I’m wasting my time. I think we should take it as an experience…

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