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Feelings of unfulfillment

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tiesandbowties Level 50 Broa Assassin
Everything in my life is going well, presumably (got my college degree, working at a comfy desk job making decent money), but what's this feeling of emptiness and unfulfillment? When I was younger, a simple ride in the car with my father listening to classic British rock was bliss but now I'm deadpan even when a close friend has a huge bachelor party with an open bar and is expected to be a fun night.

What do I need to do to get that sense of fulfillment I had when I was a kid? Is this just a rite of passage of getting older? If these feelings are exacerbated the older I get, I don't know how anyone can ever have birthday parties commemorating another year closer to the grave. Everything seems pedestrian. Going out and drinking and partying doesn't nearly have the same appeal compared to when I was 18.

Maybe I need to find a new hobby.. Or maybe I need to change my mindset and recalibrate it so I'm thankful and grateful for the things I do have and realize I'm fortunate enough to even express these thoughts of apathy. God, I'm sure a bunch of people out there would kill to live the life I'm living, but that thought just makes me feel worse that I'm unenthusiastic about everything.

So chat, how do you guys deal with feelings of unfulfillment?
Posted: February 2019 Permalink


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chema Level 69 Windia Priest See what games, anime & art chema is intoChema
Are you a man or a woman?
How old are you?
Got your basics sorted up?; Diet, fitness, etc.
How's your sex life? (Brownie points if u got the reference)
Feb 21 2019
tiesandbowties Level 50 Broa Assassin
I was a D1 college athlete so I'd say I'm fairly fit. I eat healthy, I mealprep at least a week in advance most of the time. I go to the gym every night on weekdays and my weekends are off days/cheat days. I work, I make money, I use my money on things I enjoy, I contribute to society, etc.

I have a good group of friends since high school and still keep in touch with a lot of people from my graduating class in college.

I live with my girlfriend so sex life is well, yeah it's good. Not perfect but we're both into each other so I'd say it's about as good of a sex life as you can get.
Feb 21 2019
soulblade Level 216 Windia Hayato 4 See what games, anime & art soulblade is intoSoulBlade
Maybe you need a goal to work towards
Feb 21 2019
thewolf Level 115 Scania Ranger
i think of the simplest thing, walking, i just walk blocks and listen to music, and watch as the whole world pass by.
Feb 21 2019
tiesandbowties Level 50 Broa Assassin
@soulblade: I'm starting to think this is exactly the case. When I was younger, I had goals I wanted to reach- get a high GPA, get into a good school, get a good job, get a girlfriend etc. Now, I just live and don't have any particular apex I want to reach.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not depressed or anything; I enjoy my life for what it is and I still have fun doing certain things. It's just this lingering feeling of unfulfillment that makes me crazy.
Feb 21 2019
chema Level 69 Windia Priest See what games, anime & art chema is intoChema
It seems you got your basics straight.

Assuming you are a man, you need a hobby which leaves something to look at, a monument of your achievement if you will.

We men need to do shït which result on something we can look back and say: "yep, this is how far I have gone with life"

Learn to craft/build stuff
Be it customizing/fixing your car, building a PC, making custom furniture out of wood, tools for the house, learn to cook complex stuff, etc.
Feb 22 2019
sujay Level 201 Windia Aran 4
you said it yourself; it's really a matter of perspective. sometimes it's just important to understand that a lot of people would kill to be where you're at. get some fresh air, catch up with some friends; you'll be fine.
Feb 27 2019
dalsia Level 164 Scania Bishop
@sujay: I think what you said about other people is really important. Sometimes we all forget how lucky we are, especially me. My life isn't perfect, but I got lucky and got good stats when I rolled the dice at the login screen.
Feb 27 2019
lightxtc Level 125 Windia I/L Arch Mage
Maybe you just need to try new things. Life is all about variety. If you keep doing the same thing over and over it becomes routine and it doesn't excite you anymore, at least that's how I feel. So try to be different and do something different every now and then. It also sounds like you need something to aim for as well, so maybe set yourself some short and long term goals to strive for. For example, my short term goal is to learn japanese and visit Japan over the next couple of years. My long term goal is to become a savvy investor so I can retire early.
Mar 03 2019
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