First of all, I'm sorry for creating a thread just because of my own problems, but I really feel that this is the only place where I can go with this confusion and that will probably help me.
When you were a teen, did you feel very confused about what to do with the rest of your life? Were you afraid of making the wrong choices and end up doing something that would not allow you to fulfill your purpose in life? And did you feel that no one would understand if you talked to them?
Right now, I'm almost 17, I just ended my junior year and I have one year (or less than one year) left to decide what to do with the rest of my life. The problem is, I have absolutely no idea about what I want. Well, I do, a bit, but let me explain.
I have an interest in astronomy. So I've thought about becoming an astrophysicist. Also, I have very good mathematical skills, which would be very useful. However, if I become an astrophysicist, what will happen to this higher purpose in life I think I have?
What's this purpose I'm talking about? Pretty much what every other INFJ goes through, a deep desire to contribute to others' welfare, a desire to make this world a better place. I think that for most of us this is a very strong desire, I don't know for the rest of you, but for me it is incredibly strong. I feel that I was born to make this world a better place. I think that that's the only way that I'm going to be able to fulfill my purpose and be happy. But I don't know how to achieve that.
My other option is psychology. I'm very interested in the way people think, in understanding the depth of the human mind, and helping others by becoming a psychologist. However, there are a few problems here. If I do become a psychologist, I don't know if I'll be able to make this world a much better place, or only an almost insignificant difference. Also, I'm not sure if I think this too, but other people tell me that it would be a waste of my amazing mathematical skills (they're pretty good).
So... I don't know how to fulfill this purpose in life I feel I have. I don't know what to choose to study, I don't know what to do. I'm afraid of making the wrong choice.
3. Anything completely different (suggestions are welcome (in fact, please suggest other things)
What do you think? You guys are probably the only ones who can understand this...
Again, sorry for that long post.