Help me OT, I'm becoming boring.

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#1 Edited by TehFuneral (8051 posts) -

Hello OT,

I just want to take your opinion and advice regarding my current situation: I am becoming a really boring person. I no longer play video games, I no longer watch anime, and I am no longer capable of making good jokes. After I entered medical school, I no longer have time to have fun or enjoy myself, and coupled with the lack of funds and most importantly, time, I no longer have time to try new experiences.

The only thing I am capable of doing is discussing medicine. Don't get me wrong, I love medicine but its becoming pretty much the only thing people find interesting about me. Not that I am ingenious in it, but what else would I be fun for? Now my personality is becoming really boring.

It has got to the point where I now find it hard to just even initiate conversations with people because there is absolutely nothing to talk about from my side.

When I was in first year med school, I became so bored of my life and routine I went out and learned how to drive a motorcycle. That was pretty much the only source of fun I had but now due to financial situation I had to sell it. I have seriously forgotten how to have fun.

The only thing fun about me people might find is that I sometimes pull minor pranks or troll people in uni, this is a relic part of myself and a desperate attempt to have fun.

Seriously guys, help me return to become a fun person to hang out with.

#2 Posted by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

I don't know what to say if you're unable to even make time for yourself.

#3 Posted by LexLas (4251 posts) -

Its a part of life, your just growing up. I went through that also, but years later, one finds time for thy self. Sounds like your on the right tracks, do your thing, all other stuff will come to you soon. Paths always have options.

#4 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2884 posts) -

don't get sad yet,it's how we live naturally. I'm sure everyone faced this situation some time in their own life,when I get bored,I used to play with my pets to relief that boredom,sometimes I read a vintage 1990s magazine.

#5 Edited by GOGOGOGURT (4470 posts) -

Just do something that you normally wouldn't. It can be anything. Looking like a fool is more fun than sitting on the bench, old sport.

#6 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24964 posts) -

Post on OT naked.

I do it all the time and I'm funderfully delicious!

#7 Posted by TehFuneral (8051 posts) -

@THE_DRUGGIE: I'll show you, but I'm afraid you will be traumatized.

#8 Posted by TehFuneral (8051 posts) -

@GOGOGOGURT: This is basically what I'm doing right now, and making a fool out of yourself isn't exactly a very favorable option.

#9 Edited by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

Just like others said, we've all been through this. I've been through it in the past, and I'm currently going through it for various reasons. The important thing is to never feel its the end of the road for you. Look at it as a phase in your life where you have important priorities and tremendous responsibilities that need to be taken care of for the time being. Further down the road, you'll have the opportunity and means to rekindle that fire of passion and creativity. For the time being, you're focusing on yourself and learning certain assets that will prove to be invaluable later on life. You may not be consciously aware of it, but trust me its happening rather discretely as we speak.

I'm telling you this from experience. God knows how boring I was in a certain period of my life. Then after I graduated and things were going on track, I was suddenly the most interesting person around here. Everyone wanted a piece of me. Now I'm back to being boring and stale for unforeseeable and unfortunate circumstances.

With that said, there is always something interesting to do that costs you absolutely nothing but time and commitment. The Internet is full of those things. Commit yourself to learning a new language, or to reading books, or you can always watch interesting stuff like foreign movies, shows, documentaries. You can also work on your IT skills like video editing, Excel, MatLab...etc. There is this app called Librivox that I use on my android to get audio books for free. Give it a try. These things will prove to be amazing assets in the future trust me. They will add value to you and will reinforce multi-sidedness in you. They will make you of higher intellect and thought instead of flat and mediocre. Give it a try, pick your thing, the important thing is to never give in for stagnation and staleness. It is a part of your struggle in life to fight that.

#10 Edited by deeliman (2432 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

Just like others said, we've all been through this. I've been through it in the past, and I'm currently going through it for various reasons. The important thing is to never feel its the end of the road for you. Look at it as a phase in your life where you have important priorities and tremendous responsibilities that need to be taken care of for the time being. Further down the road, you'll have the opportunity and means to rekindle that fire of passion and creativity. For the time being, you're focusing on yourself and learning certain assets that will prove to be invaluable later on life. You may not be consciously aware of it, but trust me its happening rather discretely as we speak.

I'm telling you this from experience. God knows how boring I was in a certain period of my life. Then after I graduated and things were going on track, I was suddenly the most interesting person around here. Everyone wanted a piece of me. Now I'm back to being boring and stale for unforeseeable and unfortunate circumstances.

With that said, there is always something interesting to do that costs you absolutely nothing but time and commitment. The Internet is full of those things. Commit yourself to learning a new language, or to reading books, or you can always watch interesting stuff like foreign movies, shows, documentaries. You can also work on your IT skills like video editing, Excel, MatLab...etc. There is this app called Librivox that I use on my android to get audio books for free. Give it a try. These things will prove to be amazing assets in the future trust me. They will add value to you and will reinforce multi-sidedness in you. They will make you of higher intellect and thought instead of flat and mediocre. Give it a try, pick your thing, the important thing is to never give in for stagnation and staleness. It is a part of your struggle in life to fight that.

That's weird, I would have thought that living in Gaza would be kind of exciting, with the dangers of terrorist attacks or even Israeli attacks. Feel free to correct me on this, as I have obviously never been to Gaza and I don't know how frequent these things occur, if they even occur at all.

#11 Edited by chrisrooR (9027 posts) -


Interesting people are interested in things.

#12 Edited by sukraj (22861 posts) -

blog it

#13 Posted by not_wanted (1977 posts) -

Quit your job but do it with style ......like this

#14 Edited by junglist101 (5462 posts) -

This is the price to be paid for the education path you've chosen. Having said that, when you are done with your schooling and have plenty of money to do the things you've always wanted to do you will probably be more interesting than most. Delayed gratification my friend.

#15 Posted by picklesurprise (183 posts) -

Engage in scat porn.

#16 Edited by OmitName (721 posts) -

@TehFuneral: if your afraid of something like that, the worst thing you can do is be afraid of it. being afraid will always invite ugliness. just because your in deep, cant see the end, and are too far in to turn back, doesnt mean you wont emerge at the end of it with all you came in with. focus on everything about yourself you found enriched and valuable. know that who you are is yours, and unless you burn it down and fill the space with something new on purpose, nothing can take it from you. endure gently and unwavering.

dear gs. not cool. i probably said it better the first time, but when i submitted, all that showed was the @ link.

#17 Posted by MrGeezer (56373 posts) -

@TehFuneral said:

Hello OT,

I just want to take your opinion and advice regarding my current situation: I am becoming a really boring person. I no longer play video games, I no longer watch anime, and I am no longer capable of making good jokes. After I entered medical school, I no longer have time to have fun or enjoy myself, and coupled with the lack of funds and most importantly, time, I no longer have time to try new experiences.

The only thing I am capable of doing is discussing medicine. Don't get me wrong, I love medicine but its becoming pretty much the only thing people find interesting about me. Not that I am ingenious in it, but what else would I be fun for? Now my personality is becoming really boring.

It has got to the point where I now find it hard to just even initiate conversations with people because there is absolutely nothing to talk about from my side.

When I was in first year med school, I became so bored of my life and routine I went out and learned how to drive a motorcycle. That was pretty much the only source of fun I had but now due to financial situation I had to sell it. I have seriously forgotten how to have fun.

The only thing fun about me people might find is that I sometimes pull minor pranks or troll people in uni, this is a relic part of myself and a desperate attempt to have fun.

Seriously guys, help me return to become a fun person to hang out with.

Have you considered dropping out of med school?

#18 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1750 posts) -

start a punk medical metal band with your coworkers.

#19 Edited by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli said:

Just like others said, we've all been through this. I've been through it in the past, and I'm currently going through it for various reasons. The important thing is to never feel its the end of the road for you. Look at it as a phase in your life where you have important priorities and tremendous responsibilities that need to be taken care of for the time being. Further down the road, you'll have the opportunity and means to rekindle that fire of passion and creativity. For the time being, you're focusing on yourself and learning certain assets that will prove to be invaluable later on life. You may not be consciously aware of it, but trust me its happening rather discretely as we speak.

I'm telling you this from experience. God knows how boring I was in a certain period of my life. Then after I graduated and things were going on track, I was suddenly the most interesting person around here. Everyone wanted a piece of me. Now I'm back to being boring and stale for unforeseeable and unfortunate circumstances.

With that said, there is always something interesting to do that costs you absolutely nothing but time and commitment. The Internet is full of those things. Commit yourself to learning a new language, or to reading books, or you can always watch interesting stuff like foreign movies, shows, documentaries. You can also work on your IT skills like video editing, Excel, MatLab...etc. There is this app called Librivox that I use on my android to get audio books for free. Give it a try. These things will prove to be amazing assets in the future trust me. They will add value to you and will reinforce multi-sidedness in you. They will make you of higher intellect and thought instead of flat and mediocre. Give it a try, pick your thing, the important thing is to never give in for stagnation and staleness. It is a part of your struggle in life to fight that.

That's weird, I would have thought that living in Gaza would be kind of exciting, with the dangers of terrorist attacks or even Israeli attacks. Feel free to correct me on this, as I have obviously never been to Gaza and I don't know how frequent these things occur, if they even occur at all.

First off, these things don't happen that often anymore. It may be "exciting" for a week or even a month. But when it starts to severely compromise your productivity and well-being, spread misery everywhere and all aspects of your life deteriorates rapidly to an inhumane level, I find it very hard to find it exciting. I'll take European "boring" over Gaza "exciting" any day thank you very much.

#20 Posted by deeliman (2432 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli said:

Just like others said, we've all been through this. I've been through it in the past, and I'm currently going through it for various reasons. The important thing is to never feel its the end of the road for you. Look at it as a phase in your life where you have important priorities and tremendous responsibilities that need to be taken care of for the time being. Further down the road, you'll have the opportunity and means to rekindle that fire of passion and creativity. For the time being, you're focusing on yourself and learning certain assets that will prove to be invaluable later on life. You may not be consciously aware of it, but trust me its happening rather discretely as we speak.

I'm telling you this from experience. God knows how boring I was in a certain period of my life. Then after I graduated and things were going on track, I was suddenly the most interesting person around here. Everyone wanted a piece of me. Now I'm back to being boring and stale for unforeseeable and unfortunate circumstances.

With that said, there is always something interesting to do that costs you absolutely nothing but time and commitment. The Internet is full of those things. Commit yourself to learning a new language, or to reading books, or you can always watch interesting stuff like foreign movies, shows, documentaries. You can also work on your IT skills like video editing, Excel, MatLab...etc. There is this app called Librivox that I use on my android to get audio books for free. Give it a try. These things will prove to be amazing assets in the future trust me. They will add value to you and will reinforce multi-sidedness in you. They will make you of higher intellect and thought instead of flat and mediocre. Give it a try, pick your thing, the important thing is to never give in for stagnation and staleness. It is a part of your struggle in life to fight that.

That's weird, I would have thought that living in Gaza would be kind of exciting, with the dangers of terrorist attacks or even Israeli attacks. Feel free to correct me on this, as I have obviously never been to Gaza and I don't know how frequent these things occur, if they even occur at all.

First off, these things don't happen that often anymore. It may be "exciting" for a week or even a month. But when it starts to severely compromise your productivity and well-being, spread misery everywhere and all aspects of your life deteriorates rapidly to an inhumane level, I find it very hard to find it exciting. I'll take European "boring" over Gaza "exciting" any day thank you very much.

Yeah, I guess your right. About that though, have you had any progress getting your visa?

#21 Posted by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli said:

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli said:

Just like others said, we've all been through this. I've been through it in the past, and I'm currently going through it for various reasons. The important thing is to never feel its the end of the road for you. Look at it as a phase in your life where you have important priorities and tremendous responsibilities that need to be taken care of for the time being. Further down the road, you'll have the opportunity and means to rekindle that fire of passion and creativity. For the time being, you're focusing on yourself and learning certain assets that will prove to be invaluable later on life. You may not be consciously aware of it, but trust me its happening rather discretely as we speak.

I'm telling you this from experience. God knows how boring I was in a certain period of my life. Then after I graduated and things were going on track, I was suddenly the most interesting person around here. Everyone wanted a piece of me. Now I'm back to being boring and stale for unforeseeable and unfortunate circumstances.

With that said, there is always something interesting to do that costs you absolutely nothing but time and commitment. The Internet is full of those things. Commit yourself to learning a new language, or to reading books, or you can always watch interesting stuff like foreign movies, shows, documentaries. You can also work on your IT skills like video editing, Excel, MatLab...etc. There is this app called Librivox that I use on my android to get audio books for free. Give it a try. These things will prove to be amazing assets in the future trust me. They will add value to you and will reinforce multi-sidedness in you. They will make you of higher intellect and thought instead of flat and mediocre. Give it a try, pick your thing, the important thing is to never give in for stagnation and staleness. It is a part of your struggle in life to fight that.

That's weird, I would have thought that living in Gaza would be kind of exciting, with the dangers of terrorist attacks or even Israeli attacks. Feel free to correct me on this, as I have obviously never been to Gaza and I don't know how frequent these things occur, if they even occur at all.

First off, these things don't happen that often anymore. It may be "exciting" for a week or even a month. But when it starts to severely compromise your productivity and well-being, spread misery everywhere and all aspects of your life deteriorates rapidly to an inhumane level, I find it very hard to find it exciting. I'll take European "boring" over Gaza "exciting" any day thank you very much.

Yeah, I guess your right. About that though, have you had any progress getting your visa?

No :(

I'm learning Dutch though and I'm making real progress in hope that it will one day help me out of getting the fuck out of here.

#22 Posted by deeliman (2432 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli said:

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli said:

Just like others said, we've all been through this. I've been through it in the past, and I'm currently going through it for various reasons. The important thing is to never feel its the end of the road for you. Look at it as a phase in your life where you have important priorities and tremendous responsibilities that need to be taken care of for the time being. Further down the road, you'll have the opportunity and means to rekindle that fire of passion and creativity. For the time being, you're focusing on yourself and learning certain assets that will prove to be invaluable later on life. You may not be consciously aware of it, but trust me its happening rather discretely as we speak.

I'm telling you this from experience. God knows how boring I was in a certain period of my life. Then after I graduated and things were going on track, I was suddenly the most interesting person around here. Everyone wanted a piece of me. Now I'm back to being boring and stale for unforeseeable and unfortunate circumstances.

With that said, there is always something interesting to do that costs you absolutely nothing but time and commitment. The Internet is full of those things. Commit yourself to learning a new language, or to reading books, or you can always watch interesting stuff like foreign movies, shows, documentaries. You can also work on your IT skills like video editing, Excel, MatLab...etc. There is this app called Librivox that I use on my android to get audio books for free. Give it a try. These things will prove to be amazing assets in the future trust me. They will add value to you and will reinforce multi-sidedness in you. They will make you of higher intellect and thought instead of flat and mediocre. Give it a try, pick your thing, the important thing is to never give in for stagnation and staleness. It is a part of your struggle in life to fight that.

That's weird, I would have thought that living in Gaza would be kind of exciting, with the dangers of terrorist attacks or even Israeli attacks. Feel free to correct me on this, as I have obviously never been to Gaza and I don't know how frequent these things occur, if they even occur at all.

First off, these things don't happen that often anymore. It may be "exciting" for a week or even a month. But when it starts to severely compromise your productivity and well-being, spread misery everywhere and all aspects of your life deteriorates rapidly to an inhumane level, I find it very hard to find it exciting. I'll take European "boring" over Gaza "exciting" any day thank you very much.

Yeah, I guess your right. About that though, have you had any progress getting your visa?

No :(

I'm learning Dutch though and I'm making real progress in hope that it will one day help me out of getting the fuck out of here.

Too bad :(

I hope you can get out of that place someday. Just wondering though, why The Netherlands in particular? Why not an other European country? I mean, your English is close to perfect, wouldn't it be easier to get a visa in the UK?

#23 Posted by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

@deeliman said:

Too bad :(

I hope you can get out of that place someday. Just wondering though, why The Netherlands in particular? Why not an other European country? I mean, your English is close to perfect, wouldn't it be easier to get a visa in the UK?

Its actually not the Netherlands but Belgium. I visited Belgium once and really fell in love with it. Its true that I didn't stay there for long but I just felt home, and I did my share of research on the country afterwards. From what I know its welcoming to Palestinians. However, I would love to live in The Netherlands too. Its so close to Belgium anyway :P

Truth is, I find myself fitting in countries like Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland more than any other place in the world. I have this idea that countries are like people and I find myself belonging to this group of people (countries). I love small, socially liberal/progressive, economically prosperous, low in population and rich in culture/history countries the most. I'm still not sure how to put it, but I just love how these countries feel, its like I belong there for some reason. The feeling of these countries is just right for me.

#24 Posted by deeliman (2432 posts) -

@GazaAli: Belgium really is a great country, the people there are very nice. All the countries you listed have very high standards of living, s I see why you would like them. And I think everybody wants to live in an economically prosperous country ;)

#25 Posted by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli: Belgium really is a great country, the people there are very nice. All the countries you listed have very high standards of living, s I see why you would like them. And I think everybody wants to live in an economically prosperous country ;)

haha yea I know. But my point was that I can't see myself living in say the UK, USA, France, Australia even if they have high standards of living, with Germany being an exception.

#26 Edited by deeliman (2432 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli: Belgium really is a great country, the people there are very nice. All the countries you listed have very high standards of living, s I see why you would like them. And I think everybody wants to live in an economically prosperous country ;)

haha yea I know. But my point was that I can't see myself living in say the UK, USA, France, Australia even if they have high standards of living, with Germany being an exception.

Yeah, I know what you mean. Veel geluk met je visa ;)

#27 Edited by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli said:

@deeliman said:

@GazaAli: Belgium really is a great country, the people there are very nice. All the countries you listed have very high standards of living, s I see why you would like them. And I think everybody wants to live in an economically prosperous country ;)

haha yea I know. But my point was that I can't see myself living in say the UK, USA, France, Australia even if they have high standards of living, with Germany being an exception.

Yeah, I know what you mean. Veel geluk met je visa ;)

Dank je :P