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WIZZLEWOLF1's Photo WIZZLEWOLF1 Posts: 795
3/3/18 4:24 P

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Matt, I hear you! I have noticed my attention span becoming shorter and shorter too. I don't blame one thing. I think this is the state of the world right now. We can't even get through a news show with some kind of "Breaking News". I too have lost the interest in going out at night. This is a good thing. I don't like reading because my eyes are getting too old. I don't like going out on my bike because the last time I did, some idiotic bikers were making fun of me.
You are lucky you work. I am retired now and think this is half the problem. I am an artist and have always had work to do. However, it was linked to my job. With no job, I don't feel creative anymore. It is OK your post is all over the place. That is exactly the way I feel right now too! LOL LOL

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3/2/18 11:14 A

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I have/am going through this myself. I have lost interest in the things that I use to do for myself. I blame YouTube. That thing is a rabbit hole best left alone. My attention span has dwindled to 4-15 minutes. I do not watch half of the TV that I use to, which is a good thing.

Other things that I have lost interest in are drinking (another good thing), geocaching, restoring ancient Roman coins, hiking, reading, cooking, and a few other things.

I don't lay around and do nothing, I work, I still cook most of the meals, I do watch some TV (my DVR is full though), and I try new things but most of them don't stick.

I can't relate it to any special event, it just happened gradually. I plan on doing a lot, I just don't bother doing it. I think it centers around available time. For a couple of years, I was taking night classes to finish off my Associates Degree, and once that was done, I did not revert to my old habits. Since December, I have been working 12 hour shifts, so that leaves me only a couple of hours to eat, shower, and do something. My something generally turns out to watching one show with my wife or just wandering from room to room.

I know this post is all over the place, but that actually sums up my life the past couple of years.

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WIZZLEWOLF1's Photo WIZZLEWOLF1 Posts: 795
3/2/18 9:15 A

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This is funny. I asked if anybody else felt this way and everyone seems to want to diagnose my issue. LOL LOL Oh my goodness. I wanted to hear about you. No need to try to fix me. :-) LOL BTW I edited my original post so it is a little more clear. :-)

Edited by: WIZZLEWOLF1 at: 3/2/2018 (09:25)
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3/1/18 6:00 P

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Was this a gradual process for you or did something happen to make you feel this way?



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3/1/18 11:23 A

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Sounds like depression to me. Please speak to your doctor about this!

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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2/28/18 6:44 P

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Do you mean about everything and anything, or just about hearing the news and wanting to tune it out? I can understand that, but not an overall feeling of not caring. Except about work - I can get on the not-caring bandwagon about working!

If you feel that way in general - is there a chance you are depressed? Is there anything you are looking forward to in the future? Things you want to do? People that you want to socialize with?

When the blues whomp you up on the side of the head, throw them to the floor and kick them out the door... -- the B'52s


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WIZZLEWOLF1's Photo WIZZLEWOLF1 Posts: 795
2/28/18 1:56 P

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I know this is such a weird topic. However, one of my problems is I just don't care anymore. Now that I am older, I have lost interest and/or trust in the world. I wonder how many of you feel this same way. I really want to hear about how you handle apathy or feelings of disinterest in things you once loved. There is no need to suggest I go to a doctor or tell me I am depressed or whatever. I just wanted to hear about how you stay enthusiastic. That's all.

Edited by: WIZZLEWOLF1 at: 3/2/2018 (09:24)
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