Mathematics/Physics motivational thread.
Man I know that this is off topic but I am all out of options here. Signed physics university because parents would kick me out otherwise, cant bullshit my way trough this like I did in highschool, have to study but I just dont have any drive. I just cant do it. I just cant force myself to study. Living in a pretty bad country with high unemployment and if parents kick me out I am done, I might legitimately die in the streets.
Literature is kinda intense, exams are too, I have never before seen this much intensity.. its not impossible, hell some things are even easy, but most of it requires a lot of practice to get an understanding.
I thought if I started uni I would meet people and get out of depression and my life would begin again, but I just cant make myself to study this, I didnt make any friends, most of the people came to the uni in their own little groups and the rest of us are a bunch of loners or dont care to socialize. I did half of my semester, passed stuff with 9's but those were piss easy things, I didnt even show up at actually important stuff. I dont have any drive to study.
I want 'the good life'. I want to move out of this country. I want to be essential/important (not like one of those piss easy useless hobby degrees). I want to work in a lab or in industry or with lasers/missiles/computers for a government/big business/some fancy place like that you see in Hollywood movies. I realize how important math and physics are, especially today.
But I just cant make myself study....
>I might legitimately die in the streets
If this isn't motivation enough, then I don't know what is.
You could always pick up something easier than physics, so that you won't really have to try very hard and still pass. However if you already passed shit with 9's without doing much you'll be just fine studying physics.
I know where you're coming from Op.
I'm a lazy homeless waste of space as well. I don't even have a computer, I'm posting this from a public library which is empty because everyone left as soon as I entered due to the foul stench emitted by my never-washed armpits.
Don't bother with that "study" shit Op, just be a festering waste of human potential like me!
I dont think it works for me, I tried it a little. Sure, some of it is true, like your perception of women, everyday girls get hotter to you because you arent automatically expect then to be like quality pornstars (very attractive). But nothing to do with my motivation.
I noticed cold showers and long walks have positive effects on me, but most of the time I dont even do these because I am too lazy for it.
>I want 'the good life'. I want to move out of this country. I want to be essential/important
so pick up the fucking pen, you sorry ass piece of camel shit nigger motherfucker
figure out which studying routine suits you best and fucking learn
and most important: dont be too hard on yourself. take it easy, but not too easy. just enough to get you going
I dont know how. So far, through out entire life, I was always doing things at the last possible second, or when my father beat me up/threaten to beat me up (dont judge him, he is a good man, and this is the only method that worked on me so far). Now I am too old to be beaten up for not doing my share. And the last second thing can not work here.
>I did read Marcus Aurelius and whole stoicism thing and it really helped me focus and motivate me.. for a day or two. Then I lost it again.
The mentality to do shit has to be consistently developed over time.
Mate, grow a pair of balls, you sound like a right poof.
>Boohoo my parents are forcing me to do something useful
Fuck you kid I hope you die in the streets you spoiled little shit. I had to work through hell to get to grad school after dropping out of high school and going homeless.
Let me tell you something about life. You might hate me for saying it, but it's the truth.
Life is a competition, natural selection made us that way. If there is someone better than you at something, he will beat you. The key to success is finding what you're good at and harnessing it as a skill.
If you're not good at physics, find something else. You will die, just like me and everyone else. Stop wasting finite minutes of your life. And stop being a little bitch, no one likes that, another human evolutionary trait.
How does one snap out of being a faggot and actually starts studying every day? I realize I am not entitled to any piece of food and shelter I need to survive in this world, I realize I must work for it, but what are the exact steps or toughts one must have to actually start doing things?
I have been like this for years now. Always failed. Always feeling like shit. Failed working out, failed preparing for marathon, failed eating healthy, failed at having and maintaining friends... but this one, this one is actually important and I cant fail it, yet I still dont study.
Don't trivialize stoicism man, You think reading 'meditations' automatically makes you a stoic, no.
Its a constant struggle, and that book is a useful guide. Its more like the book of five ring s then a textbook, a guide to the exercise of stoicism.
Do you look, now at the computer screen, and slowly categorize its elements, and those of your will. More importantly, those of the order that need you to open the textbook. Do you acknowledge your own weakness, and susceptibility to vice?
Its a process, never has there been a perfect stoic sage, but you can get close. It'll take a lifetime.
Hold yourself to the book, and try and be aware of what you are doing, no breaks, no stops, no getting up to get coffee, no that cute girl's call. breath deeply, open the book, and study. First, begin in the library, even going there will help.
Don't be a faggot op, Best of luck.
Just try to join or build a study group: Find people at your uni you can work with.
If you see people discussing problems, ask them how they are doing and/or if someone would like to work with you/go to the library or something.
I don't believe that you could literally have spent an entire semester without talking to anybody.
Now of course, having a study group is not the end of the story. Actually, I don't really like working with others (I often end up slacking off).
But even without working with them, meeting together every once in a while to discuss things together helps solidify your knowledge (you find out very quickly that you don't understand something if you try to explain it to someone else). Besides, they might give you insight that you don't have an vice versa.
Had the same problem (Montenegrin here lmao, but live in Germany).
>Started CS, CS was piss easy.
>Got used to not spending too much time on coursework.
>Got bored with CS, started maths.
>"Omg, I actually have to memorize all these proofs right now, and then apply them"
>mfw sometimes sit in front of a problem for hours without a solution
It was a hard transition, but you can make it. Just keep on the rythm of the coursework. Do all the exercises and man up.
If you don't understand the material, maybe you just need a better book, look in the sticky.
Drugog ti nema.
I literally do not know.
Pozdrav! I also have a fat math book filled with axioms and proofs and whatnot, and I am expected to know all of these things, and how to use this things in order to solve other things. This is some real math. Everything is so formal and intense and detailed. I have never done anything like this.
I just hope this ends well.
>"Omg, I actually have to memorize all these proofs right now, and then apply them"
By manning the fuck up and growing up. Reaffirm your priorities.
While you're sat there like a slob playing video games, someone else is studying and getting ahead.
It doesn't mean you can't play video games, you can, but you need your priorities in order.
Same problem here, OP.
That is to say, the depression/motivation bit. I'm terrified of going back to school because I know myself too well to really believe I'll "Make it and not fuck up this time like all the others"
Just don't underestimate how depressed you might be. It's a real medical problem that needs to be addressed, like a broken ankle or an infected appendix. Treatment doesn't always include meds, but you should start looking for it, if you struggle with it.
Trust me when I say it doesn't always go away on it's own. There's a reason young males are always overrepresented as suiciders. We're the dime a dozen scum of the earth, expected to produce from our balls drop till they hit our knees when we haul our arthritic carcasses around.
We see the grime and dirt and fluff and say "what the fuck". That's our vice.