Posted by tom (220.127.116.11) on September 12, 2003 at 10:17:11:
Hey, I'm a 17 yo male 4w5. I'm having a real hard time in school as of these past few years. I used to be really smart, but now all my energy seems to be focused on making myself feel happy (I have some depression issues at this point in my life, for which I am taking anti-depressants and therapy), and this is effecting my grades quite a bit. I still want to go to college though. Anyway, I'm having a real hard time motivating myself to do well anymore, and I'm failing some classes for the first time. Even though this is quite alarming, I still can't get myself to do work hard at it because I just don't care about conventional things like school or work anymore.
My therapist has helped me with depression, and I am certain that these feelings of unmotivation are not caused by depression. In fact, even when I'm happy, I'm still not motivated to do things I dont care about. The basic cause of the lack of motivation is just that I dont care about school, and I _cannot_ get myself motivated to do things I don't want to do, even if the logic part of me wants to do them.
The point of all that is this: How did you guys handle high school? Or if you're in HS, how are you handling it now? It would be nice to hear some advice from people who have been in similar situations.
Just some background: I'm a very typical 4w5. I don't use drugs. I'm atheist. I'm not good at any art form, dispite my obvious romanticism.
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