I am a college student going into his second year of school in a week. I have yet to sign up for classes. I can no longer get in a Calc 2 class because all the spots are taken (although I may be able to find a way around that). And when my friends ask why I'm not signed up for classes yet, I say it's because I am brilliant at procrastinating, which while that is very true, that's not the whole story. I don't want to go to school. I don't think it will do anything for me that I can't do myself. My entire family lives pretty well, my mom and dad did great for themselves, my grandparents and my aunts and uncles did, and most importantly, they are all happy. And NONE of ten went to school.
To add to that, school isn't nearly as much of a luxury as it use to be, and because of that, it is naturally not as effective in creating a good life as it used to be. So, I ask the older people on this forum, what should I do? I am more than certain I don't want to go to school. I have talked to my friends about this, an they tell me to do what I want. But they are young like me, if I didn't question my level of experience at my age then I wouldn't be asking this question. To add to this, I'm a very hard worker, as I made clear in my last post, I'm not afraid to work very hard for what needs to be done, and I'm not afraid to admit that I work hard. I'm smart too, and confident in myself. Why else do you need to make a successful life. I want to be happy, whether I live poorly or not, I want to be happy. Although I believe there is a balance to happiness and wealth, I mostly think that one should be happy. And to state the obvious, I'm a dreamer, I want to make music, which luckily for me, I am able to make music with my best friend, while going to work. Anyone respond to this because I don't know what to do. I am young and foolish, but that's a good thing if u ask me. I'm going to sign up for classes later tonight, in hopes that i will see that decision as a wise one in ten years.
Lateralus07 Lateralus07
22-25, M
1 Response Aug 17, 2014

And to add to all of that, if I got 100 responses and every single one said, "do what you want, don't go to school, make your dreams come true," I could just a easily go to school and lead the boring life that I foresee. And the opposite is true too, if everyone told me to go to school and lead the safe route into life, I could drop out if school and pursue my crazy dreams. But that's difference I described is important, that difference is what makes me different from you and you from me. Without it I wouldn't be myself.