^ Exactly. If you know what you want to do 100%, then definitely go for it.
But I see it so much with people I know. They are 25 years old, with a useless degree to their name, and no money or motivation to do anything because they went straight to Uni as soon as they finished school (obviously not thinking about it and jumping straight into it) and ended up hating what they were doing.
One thing that really annoys me is the authoritarian-style brainwashing most school teachers put in vulnerable kids' heads.
They have this theory that if you don't get a perfect enter score or in the least, don't complete year 12 you will be a loser with no career for the rest of your life.
It's when you finish secondary school that you look back and think, "what a crock of shit".
My completion of school didn't help me in any way what so ever. Didn't help my resume, didn't help my intellect, didn't help my employment opportunities, nothing.
Maybe 30 years ago it was different. But in this day and age it's completely banal to do your own thing.
For the record, I am in no way saying don't aim for your best in school. Always aim to achieve your best. But yeah, I just hate the hypocrisy of it all.
Also, not all (but alot) of teachers could not give two shits about you. They just want to continue their power trip and treat you like a 4 year old.
Uni is fantastic though. It's a better structure. The leaders there pretty much let the kids do what they want which builds responsibility and character in the students and lets their actions speak for themselves.
Kind of off topic there, but I think it does relate.
In the words of RATM:
The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can't recall
The student's eyes don't perceive the lies
Bouning off every f@king wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to some of that
Bullshit that he learned in school