Originally Posted by Hsiang-Lin
I think your main problem is that you don't believe there is something to work for in life. I was stuck in that mindset for a long time and I often thought of suicide as well although never extreme to the point that I would carry it out.
I think you hit the nail on the head with that answer. I am going through the same thing. I recently lost my job last year and decided to go back to school full-time. Being an overachiever, I am going insane and feeling overwhelmed with all the work and study required to keep my 4.0. I feel trapped and often wonder if its even worth it. One of my problems is the fact that I had a job that paid more than what I will likely get after I graduate. It is very discouraging, and like you said, it doesn't really seem like there is something valuable at the end of this rainbow. It doesn't feel like there is something to look forward to.
I think we need to stop debating on what is the best direction to take and just make a decision on what you want to do and start working towards it as if it is your life ambition and that you will accomplish it. If you find something you are more passionate about, then correct your course and aim for that goal.