The other thread has gotten really long and a bit heated, so I wanted to start a new thread. Thanks to everyone who responded to the original thread. That original thread helped me narrow down my issue with college. So, suffice it to say ... most people who end up in college are not in my position. Most people who go to college are, first of all, younger than I am. Second of all, are not proficient in their field. Third, aren't there only for the degree that proves they know what they already know (and will thus give them the opportunity to teach in a college if they so desire). Okay so my college experience is very different from most, I suppose. Can someone here clue me in as to what the average college experience is. I myself have waited a decade out of high school to go to college. Very late in the game, I know. To start, a main difference may be that others go to college right out of high school. Anyway, anything anyone has to say on this topic will be interesting. Thanks.