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I'm 23, I've always been a creative person, I've never fit in with "the norm" or with a crowd. I gravitated towards music and the arts, which is pretty much how I ended up not pursuing a realistic career and got stuck being poor and working a cycle of dead end horrible jobs. The things I enjoy all require energy and creativity, which I have none of right now. I go through cycles of ups and downs, but I've been down for too long this time. I feel inadequate, like a failure no matter what I do. I have a hard time looking at my unfinished projects, because I end up just beating myself up for not being good enough. I'm on the spectrum and can't find enjoyment in things "normal" guys my age do. Like video games, TV, sports, etc. None of those things interest me, but I'm just too exhausted and depressed to even do the things I love anymore. I try but the spark just isn't there anymore.
 
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don't let your creativity put pressure on you to succeed do it for your own passion and enjoyment, start small something of no value to anyone else writing a poem can be good just a way to feel productive and build from there it snaps you out of that depressive cycle. Hope that helps in some way, I'm creative too so know what you mean.
 
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What spectrum?
I have a mild case of aspergers syndrome, now known as high functioning autism. I mention this because of my niche interests and the fact that I am neuro-atypical
 
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Have you seen your doctor about your depression?
 
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