I live in the US too. I hear the UK's a bit nicer. Free higher education and all plus they pay highschoolers to go to school. If someone paid me to go to school, I'd be so much more in to it. I might try immigrating to the UK if I can swing it and especially if the US goes to s**t in the next decade. Luckily I have family ties to Canada and they own a lucrative fishing business so if I need to leave immediately, I'll know where to go. On the plus side, innovative technology companies want to hire more people who didn't go to college. They're caring less and less about college education and more about core good employee qualities with the ability to learn. It's what Google and Gravity Switch are doing so I bet more will follow suit.
Hahaha. Ah, I wish. I just want a reasonably sized house I don't spend my whole life paying off, a college education I don't spend my whole life paying off, a job I don't mind doing that doesn't treat me like crap (I don't even have to love it), and a nice spouse. And also to do drugs every once in a while. The hippy kind. Everything else is just icing on the cake. Apparently obtaining this when you're not rich really does take a super hero. It's a damn shame.