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Not every decent job requires a degree.
Failing doesn't make you a hopeless case, you just have to think outside the box a bit. I never bothered with uni, and while I've had a lot of shite jobs, I eventually found my feet in healthcare science, where in-work learning is valued as much as academic. I'm not exactly loaded but I'm no pauper either, I'm doing alright.
I have a jumbled mess of overlapping NVQs and BTECs I've done over the years, and I have the opportunity to try and attain funding for a degree, but frankly I can't be arsed. I'm nearly 30 and know I don't have the willpower to do one any more. Money isn't everything, so really, I don't consider it worth the hassle.
Sure, maybe sometimes I wish I'd have just stuck with school when I was younger. But I had crippling anxiety as a lad, and barely had the discipline to get through college. I simply wouldn't have managed it at all. Some things are just not meant to be, no sense in being bitter over it. I'd probably be an insufferable prick if I was more successful in life anyway, the humility life has taught me is probably one of my few redeeming qualities.
You'll be reyt, mate.