losing interest in passions by working full time

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Joined: 12 Oct 2023
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
Location: Canada

05 Dec 2023, 6:41 pm

once I am back from work, I have almost no motivation to do any of my special interests. how many of you are like this?. when I was unemployed and had savings, I had much more motivation to become an artist. It is all tanked now, and I am miserable.


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Joined: 1 Nov 2017
Gender: Female
Posts: 69,358
Location: Chez Quis

05 Dec 2023, 9:53 pm

It's a shame that most of us don't get to pursue our passions in work, the way previous generations did. I admire people who could be blacksmiths, or carpenters, or raise livestock. I admire women who could sew and cook to manage inns, or support their families with art and writing. Even fifty years ago people were devoted to their jobs for life, climbing the corporate ladder and being dedicated to a company's goal.

It seems with the loss of skilled trades and with employee turnover being high, we've all lost a good chunk of our spirit in the process. It's like we're just bots. I agree it's very sad.

I hope you can find motivation to continue with your art.

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.