Many people want to "know" themselves. However, I usually see these people wanting to just figure out what their personality is which I feel is really limiting instead of being liberating. It's like you're set in stone or something which just isn't true. When I want to know myself, I want to be able to make decisions and live in a way that will make me feel content or happy. Now I know it won't all be happy 100% of the time, nothing is. But lately I just feel like I'm treading water and have completely forgotten who I really am. I feel almost like an empty shell. I'm only 19, but I felt like when I was younger, I was much happier and was making choices on how to spend my time because I actually WANTED to do things. Now though, I kind of just sit around browsing forums constantly and never do anything. I feel like I've completely lost touch with who I really am. I hang out with friends, exercise and eat well, so it's nothing wrong there. I just don't feel like I'm acting and making decisions that I want to make and am kind of just going with the flow. For example, when presented with a choice, I usually gather as much info as possible on the choices but then I get stuck. I just still don't know which to pick, especially since most of the time, each choice is good, it's just up to personal preference. I read opinions of tons of people and this just makes things worse. I get too much information and I can't decide which I really do want because I just don't know. I seem to have no personal preference. Or if I do have a personal preference, it seems to change from day to day. I don't know what side to take in arguments. And I have this incredible fear that I'm just wasting my time in life. I feel this need and desire to change something but I have no idea what. I wish I could just start making decisions again because I want to make those decisions. I feel like my real self is trapped inside, suppressed by something. I want to be confident in who I am again and just live as myself instead of this empty shell. But I have no idea how to get to know myself again. Halp?