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Old 01-19-2017, 12:21 AM   #1
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Life is tough. I think of my life as a constant struggle. I'm only 15 and my future is already looking pretty dim. Since I was a boy just around the ages of 5, I had already figured out my career in life. I wanted to make a career out of the military. Sure, it's not the best paying job, or the most fun job, but it was always appealing to me. When I was 13 everything went downhill. In late March of 2015, I had gotten into a pretty bad accident. An aerosol can had exploded in my face while I was doing a chore. I was in the hospital for a week. In April, when I was discharged, is when My mental problems began. Depression developed, and it only got worse as the months progressed. The accident left me with 20/400 in my left eye and traumatic glaucoma. Now obviously I can't join the military with an injury like that. Currently I don't know what I want to do in life, nor do I wish to do any other career. This makes me feel like high school is pointless. I'm learning all this knowledge for what exactly? To graduate and get a job I don't want? Cause that's what it seems to be. So basically, I will be labeled "disabled" by society the rest of my life, working a career I don't want, taking eye drops and having surgeries the rest of my life, and many other problems not about my eye. Such as lacking a father figure. Anyways, I just needed to vent and get all this stress off my chest.
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Old 01-19-2017, 01:43 PM   #2
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Hello Desolation01: I'm sorry you are feeling so defeated. Thank you for sharing your struggle. Hopefully being here on PC can be of some comfort & support. I send my best wishes to you with the hope that you might be able to find deep peace within...
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That must be so hard! Maybe as time goes, you will find other things that interest you or an alternative plan that will work out! Hang in there!
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I'm sorry this happened to you. I dreamed of going to sea (not necessarily in the military, any ship at sea would do) but my leg was amputated and now I can only go on river ships (not sure of the correct term in English).

Only thing I can tell you.. your interest in the military might wane a little as you get used to the idea of not going and mainly, you find another interest. I don't very often think about going to sea anymore. I've now "set my sails" on becoming a pharmacist.
"All the 'great secrets' under the mountains had turned out to be just empty night:
there was nothing more to find out, nothing worth doing, only nasty furtive eating and resentful remembering."

-- J.R.R. Tolkien
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