Meanwhile, I'm feeling depressed and seriously considering the possibility of dropping out of uni after ~4 years. Recently it's been hitting me hard (though I've always known it to some degree) just how stifling, trapped, and utterly oppressed academia and the current education system is. There is little to no free thought or creativity, just convention and mindless thought and action based on primitive beliefs, romantic fervor, and taking current outrageously violent and obsolete socio-political-economic-cultural conditions for granted as intrinsic states of nature. This is not a good environment for learning or science. If you try to do or say anything a little too intelligent or actually be an honest and open person, you are in need of "advisement," ostracized, or marked a failure. No one gives a flying frak about actually educating anyone. Almost no one has the ability to see things in any way other than that in which they've been told to see them. Almost no one really cares about using their knowledge and technology to actually solve problems, or trying to make the world a better place for everyone on this planet.
It sickens me that pretty much everyone both attending and working at schools thinks the point of it all is to "go to school for the sole purpose of getting a "job" making someone else rich, get married and buy a house and car(s), buy stuff you don't need to impress people you don't like meanwhile people are starving and being killed everyday, have zero freedom and be in constant debt, have and raise kids which will probably end up being equally as oblivious as you because you have no idea how to educate them, die. " And you call that "success?" Well I don't want success!
And honestly, a degree in music doesn't get you Schiit. What's the point? Especially since I'd just end up being several thousand dollars in debt afterwards? Working in the music scene/industry doesn't require any degrees anyway. While I probably would learn plenty of useful things at school, it's nothing I can't learn elsewhere.
tl;dr. Sorry for the spontaneous rant. All I can say is: Don't let school interfere with your education. Gonna continue a little Toradora now and then off to bed...