Certainly college is an important step to be successful in many different career paths. It can be especially important in fields where a degree is necessary. Also, it can be a factor that helps give you an edge in a career path where it is not a requirement. However, college is not necessarily for everyone...trade schools are not usitlizeds often as they could be. One can lead a very happy life without a college degree. Find something you love and be great at it!