Money is slowly killing me

Postby jonG » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:07 pm

I've been depressed for as long as I can remember, but it gradually gets worse by the day. I'm 18 and finishing up high school soon, and after a community college i'll have no idea what to do. The thing is I am deathly afraid of getting a job. My social anxiety with people I don't know has caused this. And since money has pretty much taken over the world, I won't be able to survive without it if I one day move out of my parents house. And i'd feel even worse to live at my parents house far into adulthood. This problem of money and a job, along with my head being pretty f***ed up, has led me to some suicidal thoughts. I want to suck it up and just get an interview, but it's to the point where i'd rather inflict physical pain on myself than go out and get a job. I'm stuck in this rut and I don't have too much time left to be in it before it gets worse. I don't expect anything out of this, I just googled 'help forum' out of desperation. But maybe some other peoples ideas can do something if anything at all. Alright. thanks.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:55 am

jonG wrote: And since money has pretty much taken over the world,


Money has nothing to do with it.

If you were alive 25,000 years ago, at the age of being an adult you would be expected to perform some role in the community. This would require you to leave your parents home and go gather or hunt. From this labor you would then trade what you created or harvested for other goods or services.

The only thing that has changed in 25,000 years is now you get paper or digital currency in exchange for doing something productive to help the community.

At only 18 the expectations are very low. You don’t need to do much. Get a job at a fast food place. Get an entry level job stocking shelves at Walmart on the night shift.
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Postby CrisM » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:09 am

I related to your anxiety. And I really believe that is something temporarily, at the same time I believe that is important you feel this way. You are a human been and you are alive, so is perfectly alright to have all this feelings. Life is a process and overcoming obstacles make a stronger person (that is something that money can not buy). The fact that you think about your troubles indicates that you are a smart person, and from my point of view that is something very important. I hope my reply can make you reflect about your ideas and I am willing for a prompt response so we can establish a conversation.

Thank you!
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Postby CrisM » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:34 am

I am new to this channel and I really would like to get a response. I relate to what you are experiencing in life now and I would to share and discuss my ideas with you. Feel free to write to me so I can write back to you.

Thank you and have a good night.
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Postby OmeletMaker » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:53 pm

Do you have a diagnosis? Have you talked to a doctor or therapist? Your social anxiety sounds really bad, if you'r trying to carry this burden alone it's going to be a real struggle to get even simple things like a part time job sorted, and you really don't wanna fall behind on these things...trust me, I know
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