Man I just have no motivation these days…

I’m going to be a senior in college with decent grades and I have no idea what to do. I could go to any grad school I manage to get accepted to (money is covered for me) and I just don’t know what I want to do. Its been really getting to me and I can’t seem to get myself to do anything much as of late.
Setting a goal for yourself not knowing what you want can be hard. My father said: in life it all comes down to money. If you have the money you can do the things you really want to do in life. Then there’s the joy of the daily activity’s. Ideally you combine what you enjoy with that what you earn the most possible amount of money with.

I see it like this, if you look at the global markets, the whole world is just begging for ground compounds like ,steel, oil, copper. So if i where you id get a good paying job as a ground product supplier. Look at what the market needs and play in on that demand.
So basically, screw the world, I’m making money so therefore I am happy?

I look at it differently. My sister has followed her passion and is doing a job she loves as an art consultant. The money is not great by any stretch but she loves what she is doing.

My cousin became an engineer for a mining company. Makes a shitload of cash but can’t stand what he does. Gets absolutely no job satisfaction, but turns up because the money is good and he needs to make the repayments on all the needless crap he has.

Which one of these do you more want to be?

And, for the record, I’m in the middle. Love my job and make good money doing it, but that destroys my point.
I think what Darketernal is saying is that if you don’t know what you want to do in your life, just go for the money, even if you’ll hate the job, at least you have money for your hobbies on the weekend.

My mom tells me the same thing (sorta) and tells me to save up and then enjoy it when you do figure it out.

Sometimes it’s just not possible to find a job you like that you can actually support yourself on. If that was possible, everybody would be a rockstar or a professional surfer.
I’m in the same boat. I have two more years left and have no clue what to do and I’ve been stagnating. I’m so apathetic it’s disgusting. What to do about it? I don’t know man I haven’t figured that out yet. I guess keep your head up and eyes peeled for something that interests you. Definitely don’t stay in one place. Move around and do stuff even if you don’t like it. That is the only way you’re going to discover something new that you might want to pursue. i.e. Study abroad, internship, weird ass job, travel

I’m not a christian but I might go with my Uncle to Africa for missionary work because you never know.

I’m in the same boat. I have two more years left and have no clue what to do and I’ve been stagnating. I’m so apathetic it’s disgusting. What to do about it? I don’t know man I haven’t figured that out yet. I guess keep your head up and eyes peeled for something that interests you. Definitely don’t stay in one place. Move around and do stuff even if you don’t like it. That is the only way you’re going to discover something new that you might want to pursue. i.e. Study abroad, internship, weird ass job, travel

I’m not a christian but I might go with my Uncle to Africa for missionary work because you never know.

Yea, you just gotta keep trying things out. What major were you in college?

Hell, I’ll use my dad as an example. He did Biochem at UPenn then did Vet School there. Figured out he didn’t really want to go into practice, but he found his toxicology classes interesting so he talked to his toxicology professors. The one thing that definately made him get a PhD in toxicology is when he was just in the library studying with some friends and saw a toxicology journal out of the corner of his eye. He picked it up and found a guy working at Texas A&M that could use some help. Got in contact with the guy, moved out to Texas for a few years, got his PhD, moved back to PA and then found a job. It was all pretty random, but the thing is he pursued things. He was so set on being a vet, but he ended up working in the pharmacuetical industry.

Maybe try your college’s career center? They might have some tests or something to help you out? Although I don’t personally think those tests help that much since they’re so limited, but it’s worth a shot.

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