@copla: Nice philosophy, however if it was merely a matter of realising you're going to die, and that right now you're wasting what precious time you have left, then no one would lack motivation or have depression etc, because we all know that! It is common knowledge that we won't live forever.
Also, you say that there is no point in getting a degree if you don't know how you will use it. I disagree; college/university is an excellent experience regardless of whether you actually end up using the degree or not. I mean what else would you do with those 3 years? Get a mediocre job and work your way up the ladder, so you can buy a house, a new car etc? If you don't know what road in life you want to take, then it doesn't really matter what road you take, as long as you don't stand there pondering your life away because you can't decide which road to take.
As human beings we are not entirely in control of our thouhts - we have emotions and fears etc. So whilst your you only live once so don't have any fears philosophy is a good outlook to have on life, it is unrealistic. If it was that simple personal development wouldn't exist.
The truth is most of us don't know what we want, what makes us happy, or why we are doing what we're doing? We are doing the best we can to look for answers, so we can live our lives in the best way possible. At the end of the day, we're all just doing the best we can with what we have.
Last edited by Radical; 12-01-2006 at 02:28 AM.