Originally Posted by Parthon
Ha! And then what?
You'd be well accepted, popular, with no anxiety, and still unhappy and suicidal.
Perhaps you could have a normal job, with normal, people, a normal wife with normal kids, normal car, house and TV set, and still be unhappy and suicidal. In fact, maybe even more so.
Bliss Sage was right though, there are only three paths: Die, do nothing, improve. If you don't kill yourself, then you have a choice between living with what you have for the next 20-30 years, or finding happiness within and improving your life. That's it.
You don't feel like it. You don't have the willpower. You don't have the inclination, belief, or desire. But that doesn't change the reality, that the only two paths out of your desolation at the moment are death and growth. I'm not even sure if death is the way out either, because if there is an afterlife, then whoever you are will persist, and probably the misery too.
If growth is the only path, then what's the first step for you? What could you do today that would take you a tiny bit forward, a little bit away from here?
Dunno, I think I would ignore some things more often than not if I was more socially accepted and/or popular.
I was reading about the ego and getting rid of it. But it saddened me that I can't see the point of life without the ego. It's just being an empty shell... it sucks. Made everything even more futile.
With the ego at least you have a distraction and can have some goals, like becoming better than others.