Ever wondered why gambling can sometimes develop into an addiction? It's really complex but two components play a role: variable rewards and dopamine. B. F. Skinner's famous experiment (read up on it if interested) demonstrated how unpredictable rewards compel us to reinforce an action. For instance, when people play slot machines they don't know whether they'll win or lose; same goes for those claw
I know it's disheartening to see your friends getting jobs while you are still receiving “Thank you for applying…” emails. I know it's a huge blow to your confidence when you can't really say that you have life figured out. I know it's difficult to bear with the uncertainty every day. But it's okay.
Most people have a large extended family that stretches beyond to some relationships that you probably didn't know existed. This wasn't the case for me, as my extended family is quite small. So let's take a look at all the blessings and curses it brings.