I have been having some set-backs because of the rings I make falling apart. It is severally disheartening. I can feel the stress building, and with that the feeling of failure and the wonder as to why I don't just give up. Is a degree really that crucial? I am a born quitter, but i'm not going to quit. It's bad that the only real reason for this, is that I have nothing else to do. If i had a promising job then yes, maybe I would just give up.