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    you're not always going to be 27
    you'll need that degree when you get older
    so pick the topic you like best
    and get that degree.....
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    Sometimes it takes a long time to realize what your path is. Don't lose heart just over that. You'll know what it is when it's revealed.

    I'm still looking myself. It took me 4 years to qualify for just my AA (worked full-time and switched majors a couple of times, needed different prereqs), and I'm still not 100% sure. So don't feel bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
    An impromptu list of what I want to live my life for:


    I've been trying to figure that out since 12
    I keep figuring it out, then forgetting about it
    I want to live a peaceful life
    I want to read and write
    I want to walk to work, and home
    I want to own very little
    I want to help people
    be a mentor for others like me
    be an exception that gives others reason and hope to live
    be the opposite of most human wastes of space
    I want to care
    I want to show people that I care
    about them
    about what really matters
    I want to laugh
    and play
    I want to love deeply
    I want to help the exceptional few from the harmful idiocy of the masses
    I want to encourage independent thought
    I want to be a mother
    I want to raise a child
    I want to make people feel good
    feel like someone cares
    someone is actually listening
    with no gimmicks to sell
    I want to encourage people to become their dreams
    (mind you this is strictly in regards to the good and the gifted)
    I dunno, thats it
    Found it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert165 View Post
    you're not always going to be 27
    you'll need that degree when you get older
    Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kra View Post
    Sometimes it takes a long time to realize what your path is. Don't lose heart just over that. You'll know what it is when it's revealed.

    I'm still looking myself. It took me 4 years to qualify for just my AA (worked full-time and switched majors a couple of times, needed different prereqs), and I'm still not 100% sure. So don't feel bad.
    Was a math major, then a liberal studies major, then a bio major, and am currently a psych major.

    I just want to take classes, I WANT to take.

    Ugh, I'm a brat, I think.

    Or a rebel.
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    'Cause you can't handle me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
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    I'm 27, and, in many ways, refuse to "grow up".

    And by "grow up" I mean, settle down into an occupation, an academic field, or, I dunno, do such stifling things as my taxes. :/

    I'm a perpetual child, and I CAN'T STAND doing things that I do not LOVE!!!!

    At this point, I have accumulated over 140 credits but have yet to get my B.A.

    I need to feel INSPIRED in order to really do anything, seriously, I do.

    Yeah, and I am indolent, too.

    le sigh...

    Why can't I focus on ONE THING, why must I constantly get side-tracked and distracted!?!?!?

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I "GROW UP"

    And, I'm not ashamed to admit it.

    But, I think... somehow, someway, I need to become more responsible.

    But how?!?!?

    I just want to be happy, pursue things I love, and, in a small way, make the world a better place.

    I want to continue to explore and learn and absorb new things, and live life to the fullest, but alas, that dreaded reality-factor comes in.

    Having to pay bills and shit.

    It's all about the path, right?

    The journey, the process...

    But, am I aimless?!?!?

    Doomed to go nowhere?!!?

    I do not have a set destination.

    I just know what feels right, when it feels right.

    Who can relate?!?!

    Can you relate??!?

    I think I may need help.

    Do I need help!??!

    Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

    With love and respect,

    -SS
    That's pretty typical of ENFPs. Not terribly typical of EPs in general. I remember, long ago, talking to a very beautiful/smart ENFP woman who actually looks a lot like you in college way back in the early/mid nineties...And she was taking a colossal course load, something like 1.75 x the normal one (this at a really good school), and she was involved in extracurriculars, and she was trying to have a social life, and she was...quickly going insane. As someone famously said of INFP Bob Dylan during his amphetamine mid-sixties heyday, she wasn't burning the candle at both ends, she was taking a blowtorch to the middle...

    And I--knowing she was an ENFP--sat with her and tried ever so gently to explain that while I understood that her motives were beautiful--she wanted not to miss a thing, she wanted to truly cliche alert "live life to its fullest" and please may I never see that on a dating site ever again if she didn't use her Fi to prioritize her Ne (I didn't use quite those words) she'd end up exhausted, sick, bitter and hating all she was doing.

    And she seemed to listen and agree with me...

    and then she asked me out, sort of, and I said no, because I was a frigging moron...

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    I can relate. I was 17, without purpose, without worry, persuing art, writing, and any other stupid idea that came to my head. I thought, oh I'll be a hat maker this week. Or next week, maybe I could draw.

    I think the major driver that made me choose rigid, solid plans for life was the fact that I was the oldest, and thus relied on the most amongst my siblings and parents. Even now, I want to fall back into a life the way you live it, and watch it from within my little box.
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    Yup, totally get it.

    I find if I live in the same place for more than 2-3 years I can't stand it, if I stay in the same job/position for more than 3 years I can't stand it. I need things to change and be new in order to feel inspired.

    I don't know a J that understands it, or a P that doesn't know where I'm coming from.

    Meanwhile, get other people to do the things you don't like doing, like organising your bills and doing your tax. The responsible thing to do is to make sure it happens, there's no rule that says you have to do them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
    I don't know.

    It's so day to day, mood dependent.

    Sometimes I feel like a failure, a fallen angel, a fuck up to the umpteenth degree, and, other times, I feel as though I've been living my life as authentic and real as can possibly be.

    I have seized many days.

    But, what have I *done*?

    What have I accomplished?

    Not much.

    Perhaps, I am a master of mediocrity.

    A sorceress of solitude.

    A nobody.

    A somebody.

    Another human being trying to fight the fight, live the *right* life, I dunno.

    I just feel as though I'm disappointing some people who love me, who think I'm not reaching my potential.

    Harumph!

    I do not know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
    Sometimes I feel like a failure, a fallen angel, a fuck up to the umpteenth degree, and, other times, I feel as though I've been living my life as authentic and real as can possibly be.
    I will tell you about a conversation I had with my Dad.
    My Dad asked me the very same question I asked you.
    He said he could die tomorrow, with no regrets. Happy.
    I told him I envied him, because I could not do the same.

    There is a divine discontent that lives within some of us.
    No matter what we do, we still want to do more.
    To envision things that other people cannot is a blessing and a curse.
    It demands more of us as human beings.
    We cannot settle. We are restless.

    But does that make you a failure, or fallen angel?
    My dear, I don't think you will hit your stride for several years.
    But in the meantime I want you to focus on a word.

    Passion.

    When you know what you are passionate about, things will begin to make sense to you.
    It will push you, and you will have no choice but to do something about it.
    Until then, do not be so hard on yourself.

    Even fallen angels can rebuild their wings, and fly once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fecal McAngry View Post
    That's pretty typical of ENFPs. Not terribly typical of EPs in general. I remember, long ago, talking to a very beautiful/smart ENFP woman who actually looks a lot like you in college way back in the early/mid nineties...And she was taking a colossal course load, something like 1.75 x the normal one (this at a really good school), and she was involved in extracurriculars, and she was trying to have a social life, and she was...quickly going insane. As someone famously said of INFP Bob Dylan during his amphetamine mid-sixties heyday, she wasn't burning the candle at both ends, she was taking a blowtorch to the middle...

    And I--knowing she was an ENFP--sat with her and tried ever so gently to explain that while I understood that her motives were beautiful--she wanted not to miss a thing, she wanted to truly cliche alert "live life to its fullest" and please may I never see that on a dating site ever again if she didn't use her Fi to prioritize her Ne (I didn't use quite those words) she'd end up exhausted, sick, bitter and hating all she was doing.

    And she seemed to listen and agree with me...

    and then she asked me out, sort of, and I said no, because I was a frigging moron...










    Don't make fun of me, but I watched Avatar the other night, and I felt shaken, like I wasn't following the right path.

    Like I've been neglecting my Fi-ometer.

    I just need to feel *right*.

    And, I guess, right now, I don't feel *right*.

    Am I lost?!!?

    I don't know, but I think I have lost sight of my truest self, and what I'm meant to be doing.

    I'm still processing a lot of pain, and overcoming a victim complex.

    (I was severely abused by my asshole, (deceased) father).

    But, I can't let the ugliness he expelled upon me to take over me, and hold me down, down, down.

    I can't let him win.

    I'm a good person, just a little aimless at the moment.

    I just want some poetry, love and some good conversation.

    I dunno.

    I'm an underachieving perfectionist.

    Sorry, this thread is so self-indulgent.

    Please, anybody, gripe away, too.

    T'will help me to feel a bit less pathetic.
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