I am worried that after 18 years there is no pleasure to engage in self-development, to study. I can neither study nor read books. But I really want to develop. What to do?

I am worried that after 18 years there is no pleasure to engage in self-development, to study. I can neither study nor read books. But I really want to develop. What to do?

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Answers (3)

Answer 1
November, 2020

I consider self-development to be any activity that brings joy and interest. Reading books and knowing what they are writing about, without thinking (as most of us did at school, read stupidly, that's all).

Answer 2
November, 2020

It might be worth taking a break and just giving yourself some rest. Without remorse and thoughts that in the meantime someone is sitting around the corner and reading Iliad. The desire to develop can come when you do not expect it at all. And if time passes, and the very desire does not come, it is worth thinking about how to choose for yourself another form of obtaining information. Don't like reading - watch documentaries, listen to podcasts, or attend public lectures. Yes, at least watch a video on YouTube - all means are good at inciting healthy curiosity :) You can make new acquaintances and do it together - tell each other something interesting, share thoughts and opinions. Find something that will capture you and make education not a duty, but a need.

Answer 3
November, 2020

Personal advice - do not look at self-development as a social obligation. This is the main mistake. You can find some kind of interest or motivation like "I see myself in this" or "they know very little about this, you need to figure it out" on your own, dig deeper and find answers for yourself, this is science (For example, my experience is the war on drugs, the effect of substances on humans, neurobiochemistry, aspects of the pros and cons, + and - legalization and decriminalization, etc. Because this is the most important part of social life that no one knows anything about). If you know that self-development is the most important part of your life, you will say to yourself “I need it”, then this is a very labile motivation.
You don’t have to read books. I don’t go to the shelf with fiction literature. Google Scholar, Scopus and others resources will be more useful than Bulgakov ... Think.

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