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I know POIS can be a very debilitating disease. I just turned 25 this year and have been suffering from POIS since I was 14. Compared to my peers, I have had good academic and career success. However, I feel I could do much better if I was not suffering from POIS.


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Re: How many of you would consider yourself successful in life?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2023, 06:53:12 AM »
I'm 39 and consider myself succesful. Have a wife and one child, also studied and have a flexible work from home job so no money issues (but i'm semi frugal).
I often think I could achieve more, but being content in life and in what you have is also an achievement.
(You're only 25, your life might still be totally turned around by random events like moving to a different city, finding a (different) partner, having a child etc etc)


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Re: How many of you would consider yourself successful in life?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2023, 01:36:09 PM »
I have a college degree, career and a family and that's all I've ever wanted in life. I could have a bigger house, have advanced my college degree to a masters and have way more house projects done if I didn't have POIS but I'm focusing on abstinence these days. I'm just a little late on the Master's degree and a few other things but I don't look back these days, I look forward and take the lessons I've learned from life and POIS and keep moving ahead. Looking back at what could have been or dreaming we don't have POIS doesn't really do anything but waste time. I think it's okay to reflect, be upset about a situation but you can't do that for a lifetime and waste what time we do have. Look people are born into life with all kinds of bad situations, some say f*** you and keep rolling ahead and kick life in balls and make the best of life, while others do nothing. My advice is to kick life in the balls. Find what works and do it. If it's abstinence, do that and if other treatments work, do that. Goals are the most important thing you can have.
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Re: How many of you would consider yourself successful in life?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2023, 08:08:49 AM »
I would consider myself successful in life but I'm 42 and my POIS problems started "just" 3 years ago. I'm not an ambitious person by nature but I did well so far, yet if I would have suffered POIS on top of my non-ambitious nature earlier in life, I can definitely say I would have been screwed. 

For example, I have a business that I've started 10 years ago with a business-partner and which was slowly build up from scratch. It's a niche business but it would probably be larger if I hadn't suffered from POIS, which absolutely decimated my motivation/energy levels to keep plugging away at it the past 3 years. All I was able to do was keep it going with the bare minimal work from my side, which has (understandably) frustrated my business-partner (who is a very ambitious go-getter) many times, but ... I really did the best I could while suffering from POIS (which I only discovered this week as the likely cause of my problems)
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