Quote Originally Posted by jasonwestmas View Post
One always needs a General education as much as one needs to expand on their strengths through a series of more Specialized courses. Anything lacking too much on either side of the spectrum will just frustrate most people I think.
While I agree, you don't necessarily need an institution for either - unless a degree is a requirement in the field you want to get into.
I suppose trying a few things for a couple of years might make you look like a slacker, but can actually help pursue what you want with more vigour in the end.