So I'm twenty years old and I'm not in college. I took 3 night classes last fall and hated every second of it. I failed all three of my classes as far as i know. I didn't really look into it. I took a psych class, English class, and history type class. Two out of the three classes were taught by people who i had in high-school the previous year. So that just reinforced my fear of never getting out of high-school. Or being able to get away from it. Psychology has always interested me, but i don't think its my thing. Maybe just self teaching would be best. I work about 35-40 hours a week at a local chemical company. I work in a clean room coating glass for a fortune 500 company for R&D on the next gen LCD screens. Very boring stuff oddly enough . I don't see the job going much farther. I only make $8.60ish an hour. I think i should make more for what i am doing. All i want is $10 an hour. I think thats reasonable. Everybody i work with says i should go to college. I tell them, yea yea i know i know. But i can't find a reason for me to go. Yes i want a good job in the future, and i want a decent to nice income to live off of. I don't want to be rich, just happy in life. My biggest argument, and probably the worst, is that i don't know what i want to study in college. None of the normal job professions interest me. I don't consider myself intelligent enough to become a doctor, layer, dentist, business person, etc etc. People tell me that i am more than intelligent enough i just don't care and wont apply myself. This is also a likely problem. A good friend of mine, and probably the best friend a person could have hounds my ass all the time about college. Both of us procrastinate about things and then complain when things don't work out. He is taking classes at a local campus and then transferring to Mizzou this winter. I consider him a very intelligent person. I wish that i had half the drive, willingness, and ability to learn as he does. Funny as it is, we have very in-depth conversations about things ranging from the optimum design of a car engine, all the way up to quantum mechanics when we are heavily intoxicated. I think we know more about engines, but i love talking about things that hurt my head. String theory, does time really slow down when you break the sound barrier, relativity, etc etc. I like to think i know about such things, but i really don't . The last time we were drunk we started talking about how we could start a business. We also started talking about how i needed to go to college. I said i wasn't smart enough to go. And he firmly corrected me and said "God-dammit you're just as smart as me, if not more and you need to go" That sentence really impressed me and i sat on the floor and i thought about it for a long time. Enough of that. If you have read this far thank-you. Maybe this would help, a list of things i am interested in. --cars. namely Ferraris. --computers. i have taught myself from the age of 10. --psychology. although as i said, i'm probably not very good at it. I really don't want to take math, english, and science classes over again. Seems to me you go to school, then you go to school and have to pay to re-learn everything you already know. Then you spend the next twenty years paying it off. I hate the idea. I want a solid road on which i can travel. I have no idea what degree i want. I am a firm believer that having a degree hanging over your desk does not make you qualified for the job you hold. I have MANY examples of this from all the phDs, and double phDs that work at the company i work for.