Hi, I'm new to the forums and looking for a bit of advice on things. I am an undergraduate studying physics about to finish up what I suppose most would call the sophomore year. However I look back on what I have done and realize that the passion that brought me into science as a kid, by reading the popular books about cosmology and the like simply isn't there when dealing with the everyday problems an undergraduate is asked to solve. I always imagined myself studying late into the night on various parts of physics working to solve interesting problems I had come up with from building of the basics from textbooks and class. But, really physics as presented at university, thus far at least as seem so formulaic and artificial. I dread doing the next problem set of irrelevant and uninterest problems dealing with situations that don't really exist in the real world, just so we can plug in number to formulas and receive a grade for doing so. I know I know I should be studying more material on my and getting ahead but somehow I don't find myself spending my late nights trying to grasp the more interesting areas, as I would when I was a kid reading the popular literature. Rather, I have grown now to almost dislike the physics I've learned for being dull and those questions that used to keep me up at night about the origins and nature of the physical universe while still there for whatever reason don't seem to be driving my passion for learning physics. Have any of you reach a point anything like this and lived to tell about it. I hate to start my physics forums career with an existential meltdown but I don't know maybe physics people in real life.