My daily grind

My life seems pretty pointless. I’ll never have a job, never get married, never have much money, never really have any kind of a real life, never have my own home or the peace and privacy i deserve or desire. I’ll always be quiet, to myself, loner. I have nothing to do during the day. I honestly don’t feel like doing much anyways. Have no motivation. I just go through the motions, pretty much in my own world.

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You’re the only one who can change that. I understand where you are. I have to make myself do things each day. If there’s anything you want to do, take steps to get it done. However, all the things you listed are not requirements for happiness in this life. We’re led to believe that those things are accomplishments that must be achieved, but they’re just the standards that most people fall into. Find what makes you happy, or atleast at peace/stable and pursue those things.


I remember a quote I read once that said this - “I have lived my life in that solitude, which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity”. Things can get better. I’m exactly like you. I always have been. But I’m 57 now, and life isn’t bad.


You really can’t know what the future will bring. Just keep plodding along like the rest of us and things might work out. Avoid major pitfalls like drugs and alcohol and you will be ahead of the game.

"When you’re going through hell, keep going."
Winston Churchill

When I was younger I felt like giving up all the time. During the eighties I was in and out of psyche wards, a long term, locked psychiatric hospital and group homes. But I just went along with the program, I followed instructions, co-operated with the many people who wanted to help me and took my meds.

I’m 55 years old now, I’m looking back on being employed almost steadily since 1983 when I was 22, I’m almost done with college, I have a great car and a passable place to live. And for the first two years I was sick, I almost did not function at all.

Recovery is often just a matter of luck in many ways. Some people get better and some don’t, but you can stack the deck in your favor and let people help you. When I was 19-23 I had nothing. But in my 35 year journey with schizophrenia I’ve had some friends, I’ve dated a little, I’ve done fun things. And there are more people like me around. None of us have had it easy. Things change, sometimes the change is bad, sometimes it’s good. But the key is to try in life. Be proactive in your recovery. You may surprise yourself.


The meek shall inherit the world…maybe …its NOT about what you did but what you DIDNT do.

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i see nothing wrong with that, a lot of stuff is overrated. being at peace with yourself is a beautiful thing. your self will never abandon you, it is always there for you. for myself i do not have many desires and very little drive, not working or interested in doing so unless it is a positive thing. the desire I have is to connect and spend time with a women. it seems difficult to connect to many people on any meaningful level

Your wish is granted

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Thanks. Very helpful. God bless

Thanks lola? By? Male or female? Thanks though

Thank you. Never stop dreaming wishing

Exactly I’ve missed out on alot

Cool. Thanks a lot

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