Gah! I'm scared of going to college. I'm leaving high-school a year early to enter a liberal arts degree (cough) because i didn't get into the BSc. - doing Mathematics and Computer Science (although it's called Logic & Computation in Arts), and a touch of Philosophy for fun -- where my grades have to be good so they'll let me switch to a BSc., after a semester or a year or something. Is it all worth it ? Should I just go back to high-school and be in the safe surroundings of friends and familiar faces, shielded from real life? Moan. Do you think a professional academic career is really worth it? Everyone around me is doing really pracitcal subjects such as Medacine, Engineering, Law, Art, etc. Is pursuing a doctorate in some-random-thing-99%-of-people-don't-appreciate worth it? I guess, Hardy best puts it - in his apology; 'the scale of the universe is large and, if we are wasting our time, the waste of the lives of a few university dons is no such overwhelming catastrophe'. Ack! I miss the days when our clothes didn't match and the opposite sex had cooties!!! Kind lost regards, Gareth.