An undergrad here, about to finish up within a couple of months. My grades aren't too good overall and I think I've learned that the academic life is not for me. Well, to be more precise, the stress and pressure associated with academic life is not for me. I am thinking about the possibility of teaching myself. On that note, I was wondering how difficult that might be. As much as I don't like the pressure and stress associated with the academic life, I was also thinking about attending class/lectures anyway. As far as I know, education itself is free, and the degree is what you pay for, which doesn't really concern me. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Good books to help me in my endeavor?