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I Don't Care For Anything, I Feel as Though I'm Wasting my Life.

I'm an 18 year old male, living in California. Over the past few weeks my motivation to do anything has gone way down. I haven't been to my college classes in almost 2 & a half weeks, because I simply am not motivated to go. I just don't want to do anything. The only thing that gets me out of this funk is being with my friends and playing video games because I don't have to worry about anything. I stopped working out, put on a few pounds, and I have a job. That seems to be the only thing I'm really motivated for because I get money for anything I want. But other than that, I don't want to do anything. I honestly feel like I have no place in this world and I'm destined to just sit on my ass (sorry for the language) and do nothing forever. What should I do doc?

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