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Re: i'm crazy.

Posted by pinkeye on February 7, 2005, at 18:10:25

In reply to Re: i'm crazy. mair, posted by lonelygal2 on February 7, 2005, at 16:36:19

Hi Lonelygal,
Are you being in med school out of compulsion of some sort - meaning - to prove to your parents or to your family etc, that you are capable etc? Is that why you are being so stressed? Sometimes when we force ourselves into a situation and are bearing with it beyond our capacity and getting depressed, it would make a lot of sense to examine if we are really doing what we want in life ourselves. If you are not really happy about being in med school, now would be a good time to examine if you really want to be a doctor - because you don't want to end up a full life time doing something you don't like.
But if you are in med school because you like it yourself and just finding it hard to cope up with the stress, taking some time off would be a good idea. OR if you can taking it slower would also be a good idea.
Don't beat yourself into anything because anybody else wants you to prove yourself for them - dad, mom etc. Do it for yourself as much as possible.
I was in the same boat as you - still am to a certain extent - doing things to prove myself to my dad - and I have been getting out of that mode for sometime now. Nobody is really worth trying to prove yourself to them. They have got their own lives to live upto their expectations. All you have got is yourself and your liking in life.

I have been through this and got depressed for the same reason - trying to live a more demanind life than what I really was able to take and what I really wanted for myself - to prove myself to my dad - and that put me into depression. I have been slowly getting out of that mode and figuring out what I really want to do for myself and what makes ME happy.




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