What is the meaning to life? Is everything just pointless?

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Hello,

I am sorry to put such a negative title to this forum post but I feel it is the only way to sum up how I feel.

Is anyone else in the same boat as me?

I feel like every single thing is pointless and mundane. I question in my mind constantly why people put so much effort and energy into things like making sculptures or painting art or putting their heart and soul into making a scaled village with small handmade green trees etc... I have just randomly chosen those examples but I feel like everything is pointless and I hate feeling this way. I think its really lovely that people enjoy these little things in life and I would love to put my energy into something like those people do but I just cant. I see people around me buying scented candles and ornaments and house decorations and I find myself thinking 'why bother?' And 'what is the point?'

I haven't always thought and felt like this, I used to love painting and drawing and being creative but I found that over the years I slowly lost interest to the point were I was forcing myself to try and enjoy those things. I am not organised at all, I look around my room now and there are piles of clothes I have not put away and the room is untidy but I find myself saying ' i will do it tommorow'.

I really hate feeling like this and I feel as though I am wasting my life just sitting around everyday and doing nothing but I am finding it so hard to find motivation or energy to actually change my situation.

Here is some extra info:

I am female

I am 24

I have had blood tests for thyroid and diabetes and annemia and they have came back clear

I am currently on day 3 of taking Citalopram 10mg (for depression and anxiety)

I have tried sertraline a year ago for 2 months and it did nothing.

I have felt depressed for nearly 2 years now

I have had tinnitus for 2 weeks now but that may be due to a sinus infection and symptoms are slowly going (I have taken antibiotics for 3 days)

I have Nexplanon (contraceptive)

Thank you for taking the time to read this, I would love to talk to anyone about this situation as I dont really have any friends that I can talk to this about.

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    Everything you said here sound the same, except im a 29 year old male, i am on no medication, I have been back and forth to doctors, psyciatrists and councilers since I was about 6. I have found no help, they are just as pointless as existing, as for the art, I stopped working on everything, I see no point, eventually this planety will cease to exist, and then after that, this galaxy will cease to exist, everything we have ever done, been, builtand loved will cease to exists... So why bother in the first place? 
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      Here here! I am much older than most people here,have had a good job and lovely family.But what is the point.I have just been dumped by a nice man who needed me but I was too possessive and now he has gone and I dont blame him.So now I am on my own and everything I do seems a waste of time.Why bother? nobody really cares.I know I sound pathetic But weirdly it is having a man to care for that gave me a purpose.I detroyed that.And now I have no reason to go on.
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      I've just starting feeling this way and i have no idea why, i am also a 29 year male and up until recently had always considered myself to be a happy person. I need to stop feeling like this as its bringing my girlfriend down too. Please tell me you've got past this.
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    Hey, Rubyparks

    i just wanted to remind you that, the happiness  you mentioned you had before this is a gift from the creator, let me tell you, that no one has the right to take it away. You are strong and u are never alone. Depression is not something u whould like to life with for a long time. I cant say i know what you are going through but what i can say is that i know pain. But somehow pain is there to help u become stronger. Depresion Too.Can i ask how is ur relationship with God??

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    Hi,

    Im sorry youre going through this. I am going through the same thing and I know there are many more who have lost interest in things they once enjoyed. I feel that way and notice myself putting things away.

    Why do people put in energy into things? To spend their energy and time doing something they enjoy. Life is to spend the way you enjoy and do what you desire. You can try to explore and see what interests you. Go out with friends and family, this might help you. Try to socialize.

    Hope you feel better.

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    I too suffer from depression and anxiety and I feel that they have ruined my life. I have no interest in anything and I spend my  days doing nothing. I take medications but they seem to help very little or not at all. I cannot afford counciling. I have no idea how to help myself. I have considered suicide but don't quite have the courage to do it. I don't know what to tell you that would help you, but at least you can know you're not alone.
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    I once read "imagine that depression is this separate thing, a thing which comes to get you when you're low, or tired, or stressed and less able to fight it off. It's not who you are, it's a thing that happens" - and whilst I know this may sound like it may be trivialising it a little, it really helps me to remember this sometimes and think "Right. You're not getting me this time!"
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    Hello Rubysparks. How are you doing? Are you feeling better? If so, what did you do to get better? You see, I've been feeling exactly same thing past half year and it does not go away. I have these episodes when I go thinking that everything is pointless and as you said "mundane". I don't see a point in studying, working, and getting all those things people would normally work for. But then the episodes break and I don't feel much, don't feel bad or good. And I think that's better than feeling bad. So I cope. Worst thing is episodes come back, in wrong time, and lately they come back with shorter intervals. What do I do?
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    I know exactly what you are meaning,

    you question is depression even the sole purpose, like yes it exsplains the way in which you feel, but is it just drive, or the will to exist and enjoy.

    Don't get me wrong i strongly believe that it is to do with neurobiology, but then you question the question and the continuous cycle goes on and on. 

    Depression is horrible. Everyone whom you talk to does not understand the perception of "everything is meaningless and has no emotion nor feeling attached to it" everything is somewhat mundane. Is this madness? or is this simply the empty void in which is adjacent to the clinical description and theory of depression. We must lead this journey and hope that one day things will be clearer and we will be lifted of this horrible fog. Any stories of success or people who have been able to recover the joy and mindset of a happy life? would be intrigued to hear any.

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    Hi Rubysparks,

    I have been facing similar problems! When I was reading this I felt like it wrote it. I'm 24 I am Zoloft and have tinnitus since September. I've faced a lot of other major anxiety problems. I ran out of my Zoloft for about a week, so I wasn't taking it and I feel SUPER depressed. I'm hoping it goes back to normal when I level back out on my Zoloft. Anyway I too have been wondering what the point of life is and I think about it quite frequently. It's so hard to talk to people because no one knows what I am going through.

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    Hi ruby. I know you posted this 3 years ago but i hope you get to read this . I am in the exact same position as you now . Im 24 have the implant and on the same medication. Iv felt like this for a while and keep hopeing it willgo away. I keep thinking that it is the implant making me feel this way im sure of it i googled it and a lot of other people feel the same im having it removed next week to see if it is that. Can you tell me if things have got any better for you?
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    Hey I'm codey, your not alone if been feeling the same forever now. I'm turning 26 this 16th so I'd say if been like this for 4 years. Sorry just wanted to see I wasn't the only one like this and I hope you know your not alone.

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    Nihilist. So four years later, how goes it? I too fail to see a point in existence and have for at least ten years, but this leads me to unlimited possibilities and a kind of, "why not achieve this or try this, I'll be dead one day anyways and I need to keep busy in the meantime" approach to life. While, of course, considering my health and comfort. I came across this after typing, "is there anybody in the world that feels like life is just the way it is supposed to be?" into google, I still don't know if there is anybody in this world that feels like life is just peachy pretty much all of time, even feeling like life is meant for them.

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