When getting to know a person, there are always the same set of questions you ask and get asked. For example: How old are you? Where do you live? What’s your favorite food?

All of those are standard questions.

The answers are pretty clear whether you find them interesting or not. It all flows normally until you ask them about their hobbies.

Then starts the uncertainty and doubtfulness about one’s life and how they have not accomplished anything useful so far. They associate having a hobby with being an interesting and exciting person and so they fall into a state of depression and insecurity in that moment.

At this point when someone asks about “hobbies”, the other person doesn’t translate it as “something you do in your free-time for pleasure because you have nothing better to do”. They paraphrase this into the thing you want to do for the rest of your life. The thing that gives you an adrenaline rush and makes you wake up every morning. Your purpose.

This is a very common situation I have seen people get into. It’s like watching someone who has been asleep for ten years wake up and realize they forgot how to live and a big group of people seem to feel this way.

Some like to call it the “art” of doing nothing. Not having any important thing to do on your daily schedule seems to be the new trend. And while I have never been a fan of modern trends, this particular one really got to me. It was a sort of wake-up call. A realization of how messed up this generation really is.

You could say that the causes of their “laziness” are distractions.

The source of distraction could be psychological like a bad experience from the past or merely just mental illness like anxiety and depression. Or it could be materialistic distractions like video games or social media, but at the end of the day it’s you who’s being passive. Letting your impulse stay put and shiftless controls you.

Even if it seems impossible at times, you are capable of changing your ways. There is a passion out there for everyone but you cannot find it unless you reach out and explore…