Ive been reading alot about living to your full potential, using all your time to do what you want and honestly sometimes all this information confuses the shit out of me. I am happy when i am picking shrooms, growing plants, building a useful device(hut, greenhouse, something that will help). At the moment, i have to complete my university degree which is my parents top priority. I dont care for it too much as grades are quite pointless(ive had a 3.0 GPA, and i am non the wiser,haha) and even if i got a 100% its not what i like doing so i do not feel any better about it. Instead of studying then, i put myself through all these other activities and neglect my “main priority” of getting my degree. This makes me the happiest person ever and i get so excited about doing things that are not centred on “a final result” or academic value, but i still learn and grow. What im trying to get at is, if we are to live our lives to the fullest and do whatever, then do i have to do things that just dont resonate with me because theyre present in my life? People just say, get it done, do this, then you will be able to do all you want – and all it sounds like is an excuse cause no one wants to get involved in that discussion. I have done engineering for 4 years, got literally 3 weeks to finish my stay at uni and then i got to get my work experience and im a graduate(which means nothing in my life because i dont believe in attaining a piece of paper to show ones competence or lack of). Ideally, i would love for my parents to support whatever happens and let me live the random life i want to live — what do people think?
In essence, i believe in supporting anyone for whatever they are doing if they want to seek enjoyment doing it. maybe im looking for the same – just feel really confused.
I’m in the same situation like you except that i didn’t get a degree because i quit university after studiying two years in two differents studies that didn’t interest me at all.
After that, i start to do artisan craft, photography, graphism, etc and one year later, i have 3 shops where i sell some of these things.
Since i just started, it’s hard to get a living, actually i’m really far to get a lot money to move from my parents house but i really love what i do.
But people from my families are always telling me to get a job. It’s always like that. They tell you to finish your studies and then, you can do what you want. But when you will finished your studies, they will tell you get a job and earn a living…
So in the end, you will never really do what you want…
For the moment, i planned to continue my shops and to grow them more. And maybe the next year, take a part-time job…
I don’t really know. I learn to listen to my inner self which always tell me to believe in what i love to do but it’s so hard to get a living and with families which are always pushing you, it’s not always easy and sometimes i get confused too like today (my cousin came here today: “-So what do you do now? – Nothing, i create jewelries and sell them on Internet – You should get a job.”
Sorry, i only talked about me until now lol.
Just that i don’t know what to say since i’m in the same situation. But if everything was perfect in my life, i would tell you: do what you love to do, believe in what you do. As long as you don’t give up, you will build your life little by little by doing what you love to do. At least, you won’t regret anything. It’s better to bring good memories instead of bad memories at the end.
So to your question: “do i have to do things that just dont resonate with me because theyre present in my life? ” >>
The answer from my heart says “no” but my mental says “maybe yes… but maybe not all the things.”