Oppo, I’m having a bit of a crisis. I have a decent life. I have a good job. I have a wife three kids and a golden retriever. I have a mcmansion in a semi-affluent suburb in middle America. And I’m miserable.
My job gives me money, but I have lost all passion for what I do. I draw absolutely nothing from my work. I’m in my mid 30's, and have no idea what I actually want to be or do. No drive or passion left. I’m just burnt out.
Lately, every time I see something outdoorsy I get depressed. I watch a music video with camping, hiking, and wingsuits and I realize I’d rather be there. Untethered. Experiencing the world and beauty of natures awe, rather than worried about paying the cable bill or hitting my next deadline.
I contribute nothing to society. I cannot point to a single ripple in the waters of my local community that I am responsible for. The weeks have turned into months into years, and I can see clearly the time I have lost, have wasted by running on a hamster wheel, day in and day out. Just to break even, to tread water.
Are we all stuck on this wheel together, or have you broken free?