Originally Posted by ViceVirtue
Say someone wants to be a writer and turns down college because it's not worth it, and by all accounts they become successful. But in the process this person learns about the legal process involved with copyrights and publishing and gets inspired by some people they've worked with and decides they would serve a better purpose as a laywer in the publishing business. Ouch. But they have no education, so they must endure 4 years of college before they can even take their first class in law school.
It's much harder to endure 4 years of college if you're aware of purpose in general and not acting upon your own, but instead doing busy work and downing beers and hooking up randomly as copla says. Believe me.