How do you guys deal with broken dreams?

How do you guys deal with broken dreams? Falling in your own eyes? Not being able to live up to your own standards?

About few months ago I found out I am not a schizophrenic. I never was to begin with.

But one thing is clear I am not mentally healthy. I have psychological and emotional problems.

Both of my parents are erudite. They are doctors. My young sister’s in medical school.

I am the only weakling in the family. I have given up. I no longer care what happens to me.

How do you guys deal with it? That you will never be able to to do the things you dreamed of.

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Don’t give up on your dreams. You never know when the illness will turn around for you.

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I used to tell myself that. But seeing that I have not made even tiny improvement makes me feel like a loser.

My paranoia relieved in 2012. And haven’t improved a bit. It’s been five f*cking years.

I am still that guy who spends all of his time in house.


Just because it feels like the end, it does not mean that it is the end.

Nothing in life is linear. Like on a heart monitor, everything goes up and down and you never know where you are on the line.

You say you have not made any tiny improvements, but I think staying alive despite everything is a massive achievement. Your family may not see things this way, but do they know what it’s like to fight your daily battles? Do they know what it’s like to be at war with your own mind?

You are a warrior. I know this all probably sounds cheesy, but it’s true.

What do you think are the reasons you stay inside your house?


Inspiring post, Jesspresso, thank you.

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I found that I had to learn to clear a pathway through to a new future. My sister is a nurse and my brother is in engineering. I was going through uni and had my career planned too. But destiny intervened and sadly it was not to be. When you are floored by something unexpected the thing to remember is that in a funny way it was meant to be. There is not a lot you can do about as life is unpredictable. And it is filled with a certain amount insecurity and personal strife. Once you begin to come terms with that reality you begin to see things as they are. Maturity can be measured by these kind of ah-ha moments.

I wish you well, geeknoid. Dream new dreams.

thats actually a good thing your not schizophrenic, rejoice in that.

just focus on improving your mental health, and working towards living an enjoyable life


I no longer get pleasure from going out. It feels like a burden.

We’re gonna get it, get it together
I know we’re gonna get it, get it together somehow
We’re gonna get it, get it together and flower

We’re gonna get it, get it together
I know, we’re gonna get it, get it together and float
We’re gonna get it, get it together and go
Up, and up, and up

Fixing up a car to drive in it again
When you’re in pain, when you think you’ve had enough
Don’t ever give up
Don’t ever give up
Believe in love

I try to convince myself that “it was for the best”.
Sometimes it really is!

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I deal with it by dreaming something else.


So you’re still posting on a schizophrenia site, because? :confused:

If I can have different dreams every night when I’m asleep then I can have different dreams when I’m awake. I’ve started out in yet another career and the latest one was completely unplanned. You’ve just got to roll with the punches.

I don’t know where I belong. DumDum.

I can’t do anything more than 2-3 days.

@SzAdmin, ask me again why this category doesn’t work for HFs?

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I dream new dreams

Life is what happens to you, while your making plans.

The army would never allow me back, but when I’m finishing my degree though the OU!

I never thought I’d graduate after being excluded and sectioned, but hey it’s now a real possibility.

Then if my grades are good enough I wanted to do a Msc in Forensic IT which is also a real possibility again!