I'm a high school dropout without any diplomas. I don't have a driver's license. I don't have any goals or ambitions in this society. Yet, I don't care. I do what I want. I'm my own person, bro, and you should be so too. I know I know, easier said than done, and I'm given to understand that you're still a teenager? So your position is a bit different. I'm 23, and have my own apartment, and a job (dairy farming). But, I actually like it this way. I don't work that much, I can afford my apartment, and I sit around here most of the time, writing programs and playing the PS3. I did NOTHING of what was expected of me, and I turned out alright, friend. You'll be fine, I assure you. EDIT: NEVER be upset with yourself just because you don't live up to someone's expectation. If someone tells you "Man, I'm disappointed in you, I expected more from you" - your answer should be "well, that's your problem. Your expectation made you disappointed, not me. It had nothing to do with me, it's all inside your head, this illusion that somehow I should live up to what you think is right."