I can't learn
July 26, 2007 9:16 PM Subscribe
is it possible for one to lose the ability to learn?
posted by anonymous to religion & philosophy (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have basically convinced myself that I am incapable of learning or expressing myself anymore. I pretty much know that that's a false statement. But I'm very concerned about my habits of learning and doing. I'm very tense these days, trying to finish a soundtrack I've been working on for over a year, trying to get better at producing music and writing screenplays (I'm involved in something of a film collective where I live). Basically, I feel like a hack. I'm involved in a lot of creative projects that I have no idea how to start or finish. I'm in college for at least another year and a half so I figure I have some time to figure things out. But pretty much all of my friends are beginning their careers and I'm only just figuring out that I don't have what it takes to run with them. I'm studying music in school and have gone through too many schools to change my major now. Besides, I want to be a composer. And I do want to write screenplays as well. I know I am capable of doing both but I am so much an amateur that I feel like I won't actually be qualified to work on a creative project until another 10 years of learning and relearning. I am 21 years old and can't seem to think logically or rationally. I am basically afraid that I will be a boy for the rest of my life. does that happen? can one be doomed to a life without interests or worse, without the backbone to pursue such interests?