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Mon May 20, 2013, 01:23 AM

5. You can't fail at life....life is just something you do.

I've got a master's degree in Biology, a number of published papers, and a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. All my life I've been told how bright I am and how successful I am, and will be.

And it's all bullshit man. I didn't like my subject. I hated working in a lab. I hated my fucking life.

And now I have stage 4 cancer. I'm fucking dying, and I'm still happier than I ever was when I was "successful" (well, maybe except after I get chemo, lol).

My point is, don't feel like their is any blueprint in life that makes one person better than other. You are not less worthy because you have the problems you have.

Maybe it's time to see a psychologist. Maybe it's time to get your life in order. It's never too fucking late, man. I know people way older than you who have gone to college or have taken up a new trade. I know people way younger who are more "successful" but miserable.

I'm not trying to bullshit you and give you some sort of fake ass motivational speech. I firmly believe that a lot of people who have social anxiety and are "basement dwelling man childs" are capable of so much more than they think, but because they take the judgement of assholes seriously, they think they are limited. Bullshit. You may need some psychological help..no shame it that, so did I. You may need some help organizing yourself and dealing with depression. But don't limit yourself. And don't believe for a second you deserve or should live on the streets.

Edit: btw, I'm 33 years old.

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