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lack of enthusiasm - April 19th 2010, 01:34 AM

I've struggled with depression quite a bit over the last couple of years. Last year was the was the worst, I didn't see any reason to live anymore.

Luckily (I guess), I cleaned up my act this year, and I haven't been seriously depressed in months. The problem is, even though I'm not really depressed, I still see no point to life.

I don't think I'm going to kill myself or anything, I just feel like I'm living my life waiting to die, so that I don't have to deal with living anymore. The worst fate I can imagine is dying and finding out there's life beyond death. If I were to face death tomorrow, I wouldn't be upset about it. In fact, I would welcome it.

I dunno if I should be worried about this or not though. I mean, I don't think I'm at any risk of hurting myself, I just don't think it's normal to be this unconcerned with whether or not I live or die.

I'm debating talking to my school counselor about this, but I dunno if it really merits any attention, since I'm not particularly inclined to kill myself atm.

Any suggestions/advice on the subject?
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Re: lack of enthusiasm - April 19th 2010, 01:47 AM

Hello there,
I understand what you mean here. For someone who is recovering from depression like yourself, questioning the point of human existence is completely normal. Right now though, it is best to try to concentrate on your own personal goals in life such as school and career, on being happy and enjoying life to its fullest, and try not to think about these bigger questions which humanity is currently not able to answer. Sometimes it is hard to think of anything else. I know because I have been recovering from depression earlier this year.
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Re: lack of enthusiasm - April 19th 2010, 05:40 AM

Isn't there anything you'd really want?

There are also a lot of books you can read, not to be mentioned here, about purpose of life and junk like that, lot's of new age stuff.

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After many years of personal "research" I've come to the conclusion that the point or goal of life is what ever you want it to be. So what do you really want? Think long and hard about it. Lol, and if nothing comes to mind, wait for a better mood and ask again.

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Re: lack of enthusiasm - April 19th 2010, 02:59 PM


You can talk to your school counsellor anytime you wish to. Suicidal tendencies should not determine how important what you have to say is. As a school counsellor, they should be listening to anything you have to say. Try not to think too much about these questions though. It's good that you haven't been too depressed or suicidal in months. Just keep it up! As silly as it sounds, take everything a day at a time. That way, you won't feel the need to question the purpose and point of life etc. Is there something you're interested in? A specific career? Focus on that and work to reach your short term goals for now. You can and will get there. I feel like that a lot of the time too actually. I just take things a day at a time because sometimes thinking too far ahead demotivates you, I guess. I do know though that there is a lot to do out there. You just need to find something you’re passionate about, and go for it

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Re: lack of enthusiasm - April 21st 2010, 12:12 AM

thanks for responding guys! i guess i'm handling day to day stuff pretty well, but i'm a junior in hs, so i'm having to think about applying to college and career choices and etc, so it makes it difficult to only think about right now. if that makes sense.
anyways, i'll try to stop thinking about it too much...maybe talk to the counselor
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