Is it normal for people to forget their excitement/passion for life?
This is something that I have come to notice as a result of growing up myself, I'm 23 btw.
I feel like most people have the same perception of life when growing up. A perception that is motivated by what life has to offer, the excitement of taking advantage of all the opportunities life provides and pursuing these opportunities/passions to achieve a goal(s). However, it seems to me that once people reach a certain point in life they resign themselves to the fact that life is not what it seemed when they were younger (let's say <23). In other words, the reality of life beats them down, they realise that they will probably end up working a job that they dont enjoy, enter relationships that are ultimately toxic and realise that these 'opportunities' that once seemed so available do not present themselves as easily as they thought it would. Now let's take naivety out of the question and assume that everybody understands that hard work is how you achieve individual success in life. My point is that I feel I am experiencing what others feel as they grow up. I'm at a point in my life where I am reflecting upon this and trying to understand how to deal with it as things have not worked out so smoothly for myself. My question is... should I continue to grind like fuck to achieve my individual success under the premise that it will eventually pay off? Or should I resign myself to being happy with what I have like many of my friends and family feel because things never seemed to work out the way they wanted it to.
Lots of honest responses please, this means a lot!!