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    What is the point in setting yourself up for a meaningless 9 to 5 job, maybe buying a house, only to leave all this behind at the end for who knows what? My guess is that it is indeed oblivion.

    You’ve managed to climb the ranks and become CEO of some major company? Big whoop. In a few years, that will hardly matter.

    You actually did something meaningful in your life, like I don’t know, climbed Mount Everest blindfolded for charity? Again, this accomplished will have been for nothing.

    If this is the kind of life I can look forward to (and then lose) after the tedious process of passing exams, applying for uni, and looking for a job, I feel depressed about it.
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    I put this in the Mental Health forum because something might well be wrong with me, causing me to make this thread in the first place.
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    What is the point in setting yourself up for a meaningless 9 to 5 job, maybe buying a house, only to leave all this behind at the end for who knows what? My guess is that it is indeed oblivion.

    You’ve managed to climb the ranks and become CEO of some major company? Big whoop. In a few years, that will hardly matter.

    You actually did something meaningful in your life, like I don’t know, climbed Mount Everest blindfolded for charity? Again, this accomplished will have been for nothing.

    If this is the kind of life I can look forward to (and then lose) after the tedious process of passing exams, applying for uni, and looking for a job, I feel depressed about it.
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    I put this in the Mental Health forum because something might well be wrong with me, causing me to make this thread in the first place.
    I guess the point is what you achieve, enjoy and feel proud about while you are alive and the impact you can make on the lives of other people, it's something I struggle with a lot too particularly relating to my own situation as I'm sure we're not the only ones. Have you seen your GP or spoken to anyone else about how you feel? If not that could be a good idea, you may well have depression or similar going on if these thoughts are frequent (or even if they're not). If so there's a lot they can do to help, even if it isn't that then they might have some useful tips or something anyway.


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    That's life. You've got to figure out what you want to do and do it. It means something to you and the people around you and/or that's what matters.
 
 
 
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