I'm a 23y old male. I just started with the first year of college (sociology and history).
Here in Europe you go to college when you finish high school (gimnasium).
I tried with college before, but I was hospitalised for two times(suicide attempt, depression, and so on..)
I just think college isn't for me. I worked thru every summer and I exceled at my jobs. From garbage recycling to office jobs. I just feel like college is a waste of time and money for me and I ain't getting younger.
Can I still make it in life without a degree? Or will I resent myself for leaving college?
If you feel college isn't for you, you'll resent every day that you spend there. Don't force yourself to do something you know you hate. If you are fine working without a degree, then do it. You can always go back to school as an adult, if you feel the need.
idk how it is in europe but in the USA unless you come from a rich family or are naturally talented in some way you basically perma-yourself by not having a college degree. the 'you don't need to go to college' hype is bullshit propagated by bitter losers and people who need more blue collars to fix their cars and toilets.
classism is real. you will be looked down by literally everyone at some level for not having a college degree unless you're like the founder of a startup or something. educate yourself and get the degrees to show for it.
The world will always need plumbers. And electricians. And construction workers. And auto builders. And garbagemen. And barbers.
These are all respectable and well-paying professions you need not feel a failure for choosing over college.