I was planning on going to university the coming academic year, just for the sake of learning and pushing myself to see what my limits are. I realize my chances of succeeding are slim. I'm not a genius, and I do not think I have natural smarts for solving abstract problems. I have to work hard to master something. I'm not dim-witted or anything, but I do occasionally feel pretty stupid; for instance: "How did I not make that connection? It's so obvious." I always found STEM fields and math alluring, especially as a kid, but I think it has never been a 'passion'. By lack of better words, as a renaissance soul—not renaissance man—I frequently jumped ship once a certain project in a certain field of interest was finished. Sometimes I feel bad about that, not being a master in something, and sometimes the converse is true; not being stuck somewhere. I enjoy learning and building new things. That being said. My initial idea was to study physics to develop counter-intuitive problem-solving skills. But—the eclectic person that I am—by reading The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, my eyes fell on evolutionary theory which subsequently introduced me to Artificial Intelligence. A master in AI now sounds very attractive. Not as a job prospective, but as an incredibly interesting topic to master. To get there I can either major in math, computer science, or some customized physics-science engineering program. Then, suddenly, I met Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the rest of cryptocurrency. As I want to be working for myself, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology seems to have a lot of potential. Being part of something revolutionary sounds like a once in a lifetime opportunity. However, I wonder if I would be better off by going to university first; to develop some decent technical and analytical skills. Or, to self-study math, physics, programming, etc., while helping to make bridges from blockchain to the real world. My problem is that I probably have too much freedom, or at least too many choices, which paralyze my ability to make a clear-cut decision. There's also an ever lingering concern that I'm going to regret not having earned a diploma. However, I'm not certain if that concern is my own, or instigated by what society expects. Regardless, I'm in my late twenties, I saved some survival money from working, and if I'm ever going to study a STEM-field in university, I feel it has to be now. I'm sure there are people who have answers or perspectives I haven't considered yet. It would help a lot to hear some second opinions. I don't mind criticism. tl;dr: Should someone who does not exactly know what he wants, go to university, for the sole purpose of learning, and not a career?