I think the wasted energy there is something to be pondered about.
A.C.T and Band Standards
Trent Pearson

This is what economist ponder all the time, the term is called opportunity cost. Essentially, you would be losing/wasting energy if you chose option A over option B; and vice versa.

Way back when I made the decision to not go to college (sophmore year to be exact). Which, made school easier for me as I didn’t have to take higher levels of math and science. I also didn’t have to really study for S.A.T.’s or A.C.T.’s. In fact, I didn’t. The test was a breeze for me, because I marked the bubbles to make a pattern similar to the stock market.

Long story short, I intended on going to a trade school to enter the work force. After looking more into this situation, I realize something. A thought to be exact: “This isn’t what I want to be doing for the rest of my life”. I actually wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I was determined to figure it out. Time was of the essence, per usual, my friends had it all figured out, but not me. So, I joined the military, and after the contract was over, there was enough transferable credits attached to my name to go to any University I wanted.

I ended up graduating from a University with my degrees in philosophy, psychology and economics. I realized how important school was, and I started learning. All without the requirements “they” said I needed to go to college.

My advice to you: Do what you think and feel is the right thing to do. Just make sure you take care of yourself, so you can continue to do the things you want to do. If you want to act, try to get into a university that is near production studios and theaters. If you want to start a business, find mentors. Your world is your oyster Trent, and you have the power to harness your potential.