Certainly a high GPA has its uses, especially for Grad School. However if you're not planning for further education and no scholarship requirements, then yeah, it's not really that useful at all. College is a whole different beast to high school though. For one it's a lot harder just because how much more freedom you get.
I'm studying it myself. As I said in the blog post, I've pretty much reached a ceiling of where I can go with this hobby as a Western fan. 90% of the things I want to read are only in Japanese, including mostly light novels and visual novels. For the sake of this hobby, I'm picking up Japanese. I don't see it as "selling my vehicle to pay for the fuel costs". I see it as "putting my old car in the garage while I work my heart out so that I can afford a much better car in a few years."
Not knowing Japanese is starting to take its toll on me on where my hobby with anime culture can go. I have to study it.
I may get a master's degree after a few years, or I may just stick with a bachelor's degree. There's no way I could afford 6 years of college right now for a master's degree, and from my general understanding, computer science related jobs should be fairly easy to find, especially if you're talented. And I'm guessing I could probably make good money just with my bachelor's.
I'm worried about having so much freedom, to be honest. Mainly because I'm a procrastinator, like I said earlier, and even when I try and do stuff early, other things (like this damn site) start to look ten times as interesting.
Guess I sorta glazed over the significance of that part of your post, That makes sense though. I hope to study Japanese in uni, and hopefully I can consider reading manga and watching anime to be "educational material." :D
Good luck on your journey good sir!
Edit: 3333 mofos~
Edited by mechgamer123 - 3/7/13 at 9:59pm