It's not my business to tell others what to do with their life. Generally I avoid getting personally involved with others especially when I don't know what's exactly going on. You can't play consultant if you don't have all the necessary intel. It's dangerous. There is a good reason why they say road to hell is paved with good intentions.
But there are times when you can feel that people around you are calling for help. They need intervention. They need help from others to make them realize that they're destroying themselves.
I'm very familiar with self-destructive pattern. I dabbled with suicidal thought long enough to learn by experience that unhealthy mind can wander to very very dark and dangerous places. I've gone through a dark moment in my life and I'm thankful that I had people around me that truly care about me to stage an intervention. I owe my life to them and I'm eternally grateful.
Last year I'm getting very close to going back to my self-destructive past. I'm no longer happy with what I'm doing and where I'm going and everyday things got worse. But I refuse to give up. And I refuse to keep feeling sorry for myself.
I decided it's time for me to pursue my own happiness. It's time for me to do what I want, how I want and whenever I want to do it. Truth is, there is no financial gain from this new path that I chose for myself, and if I can be honest about it, I made less money today than I was able to last year, but I'm happy with myself. That is my bottom line. That's what I aim for. To be happy.
If you're no longer happy with who you are, where you are and what you're doing, maybe it's time to move on. Sure, greatness come from hard work but not all hard work leads to happiness. You have to choose the right one and do the right thing.
You need to ask yourself: Is this really how I want to live my life?
It's never too late to start anew.
I'm not telling you to quit everything and go live in the wild. That's ridiculous.
The most important thing for you to do now is to ask yourself: what do you want, where are you going and how are you going to get there?
If you have answers to all that, then you'll know what to do.
The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.