>>3062922 Hey OP, If you honestly say you aren't learning much in a college classroom or as a result of being in college, you aren't trying NEARLY hard enough. High school is when work is put in front of you and you are told what to do with it. College is when a question is posed and you are left to figure out what you can do with it and how to make yourself more than you were the last question was posed. College profs won't guide you through everything, they don't have the time, or the pay toward about it hand feeding every entitled brat that comes through their halls. Rather, they've learned, mostly because most of them have also worked private sector jobs, that most people learn better when faced with adversity and figure things out on their own. SO they've learned to sit back and let students do things their own way and grade accordingly. This is no different than in the professional world. I get a client, client wants something, but they don't know exactly what. I do my job, pump out some cool project. Even if the client has issues with it, it's a starting point and I say, "okay,where do we go from here to get from what we have towhead you want?" But my boss doesn't have the answers. My client doesn't have the answers. It's up to me to figure shit out. So, here's some advice. Figure shit out, no matter the cost. If you aren't learning from profs, push yourself to do work that is beyond anyone else in your class. If you're bummed at the prospects of working a shitty job, tough shit. I work in my chosen field and I've got a shitty job... but it keeps my bills paid, and gives me extra $$ to pursue my other hobbies and interests on my own time. Turns out, getting a degree indoor passion and getting your dream job is rather stupid in the long run. DOn't aim to get your dream job, aim to get a good job with your dream perks. After two years of working your "dream job," you'll hate it and when you come home, you won't want to have to do it at home too. There's a reason why a lot of professional chefs don't like cooking dinner at home at night... they've been doing it all day and their energy is spent. However, as an Art Major working in the Video Production industry, while I do likely job, it can suck. And while I enjoy making video, it's been a LONG time since I've cared enough to do video work outside of my job. Instead, I play the drums, guitar, bass, I paint, sculpt, do home renovations, carpentry, cook, make jewelry, play games, and all sorts of other stuff that I don't get too tired from doing it all day at work, because I DON'T do it at work. get your degree, get a job that pays decently and if you can't you're doing something wrong, and most likely it's trying to succeed by doing all the same things every time. adapt, evolve, grow,and improve yourself with every little thing you do and any "failure" in life won't last long... now if you sit around feeling sorry for yourself because you "messed up" your one chance at life and never get up off your ass to do anything about it, then yeah, you're a failure. but keep in mind, you're ONLY a failure because you stopped trying, because you gave up and accepted to live the grim reality of someone who doesn't know how to take control of their own life.