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You can’t stop worrying about your miserable future because it’s exactly what you’ll have if you let it roll over you without preparation. Everyone will need to pay bills, it’s called the Social Contract. Some will be better equipped to do so than others, and will have more free time as a result. Those people will be the ones that are well-educated and hard-working. Some may even come to find fulfilling careers that they love. Right now, you have the opportunity to find something that you have some passion for and start taking the steps to pursue it.
If you have trouble figuring that out, you may want to talk to a career counsellor about taking a test to find out what your strengths and interests are. That would be a great start to escaping that miserable future that you’re dreading. Once you’ve started taking some steps and have some momentum behind you, that miserable future that’s chasing you will start to become a dot in the distance and you’ll see only great things ahead, but that’s only if you work hard and keep moving forward.
If you latch into something you enjoy, it won’t even seem like work!
Also, you’re young enough that you don’t even have to decide right now, you just have to keep doing well at what you’re doing to stay ahead of pack; the inspiration could strike at any moment.
I know exactly how you feel, though. It can be daunting not knowing what lays ahead, but the only thing you can do is be strong and well-equipped when it gets here.
Sea Family loves you! The Future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one!
- Engineer Dave