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Old 07-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #61
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Good luck man. I can somewhat relate to your situation. Though I don't live at home and have had career work, I'm at the point in my life where I'm at a crossroads and need to make some big decisions. That's one of the things about being an adult that you notice, is that the ramifications for your choices get larger at time goes on.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:53 AM   #62
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I am confused by your post. What did I say that makes you think I am not taking myself seriously?

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Thanks man, I appreciate it. How often are you on these boards? I can PM you in the future if you like to update how I am progressing.

You're a grown man -- 27 years old. No one is going to show more than a passing interest in your life. That's reality. From my limited perspective, this whole thread reads like a device you're using to feel like people care about you.

Randy also brought up something very important . Attitude. A good first step would be to honestly ask why you have such a low opinion of yourself.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:34 PM   #63
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You're a grown man -- 27 years old. No one is going to show more than a passing interest in your life. That's reality. From my limited perspective, this whole thread reads like a device you're using to feel like people care about you.

Randy also brought up something very important . Attitude. A good first step would be to honestly ask why you have such a low opinion of yourself.


I have a low opinion of myself because I am 27 and haven't really accomplished anything of significance of my life. I am obese but am working on it. I am a virgin and have never been in a relationship. I have high social anxiety and timidity issues. I am broke and unemployed. I am getting a degree in Business Management and heard that is a very oversaturated degree so if I don't make it in the entertainment industry, I will have a crappy degree to fall back on. For the most part, these are the reasons I have a low opinion of myself. Randy said it himself, I am a loser for the most part. At the same time, I know wallowing in self-pity isn't going to change my situation and most of my problems can be fixed if I work hard enough.
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I have a low opinion of myself because I am 27 and haven't really accomplished anything of significance of my life. I am obese but am working on it. I am a virgin and have never been in a relationship. I have high social anxiety and timidity issues. I am broke and unemployed. I am getting a degree in Business Management and heard that is a very oversaturated degree so if I don't make it in the entertainment industry, I will have a crappy degree to fall back on. For the most part, these are the reasons I have a low opinion of myself. Randy said it himself, I am a loser for the most part. At the same time, I know wallowing in self-pity isn't going to change my situation and most of my problems can be fixed if I work hard enough.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:39 PM   #65
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I am not opposed to dropping out, I did it myself for two years, but you are really lost and this won't help you.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #66
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I have a low opinion of myself because I am 27 and haven't really accomplished anything of significance of my life. I am obese but am working on it. I am a virgin and have never been in a relationship. I have high social anxiety and timidity issues. I am broke and unemployed. I am getting a degree in Business Management and heard that is a very oversaturated degree so if I don't make it in the entertainment industry, I will have a crappy degree to fall back on. For the most part, these are the reasons I have a low opinion of myself. Randy said it himself, I am a loser for the most part. At the same time, I know wallowing in self-pity isn't going to change my situation and most of my problems can be fixed if I work hard enough.

It's safe to say everyone in this thread has been called a loser by someone on the internet.

You're focused on failure, but you have to prepare a soft landing. (Example: broke and unemployed with high social anxiety.) You're broke and unemployed because it was easier to quit on yourself using high anxiety for an excuse.
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While trying to keep an eye on the long term, also try to control the next 5 minutes. Dwelling on everything all at once, past/present/future won't get you anywhere. Try to break up your day into small segments, savor the small victories, and honestly, it sounds like you have a good thing going with the weight loss, so keep it up. Little successes will make you feel better about yourself, and lead to bigger things.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:45 PM   #68
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All I'm gonna say is this: The people that are really successful are the ones that don't let others tell em what they can or can't achieve.

It's all up to you man. If you want it, believe in yourself, and work extra hard, you can make it.
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I have a low opinion of myself because I am 27 and haven't really accomplished anything of significance of my life. I am obese but am working on it. I am a virgin and have never been in a relationship. I have high social anxiety and timidity issues. I am broke and unemployed. I am getting a degree in Business Management and heard that is a very oversaturated degree so if I don't make it in the entertainment industry, I will have a crappy degree to fall back on. For the most part, these are the reasons I have a low opinion of myself. Randy said it himself, I am a loser for the most part. At the same time, I know wallowing in self-pity isn't going to change my situation and most of my problems can be fixed if I work hard enough.

You have the right mentality. Keep at it.
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