I know a lot of very wealthy, very successful, socially untrained men. Every single one of them is unhappy/feels like he’s missing something important in life.
In my experience, most men think they will be at a park one day and a conversation will magically happen with a gorgeous girl who is sweet, nice, educated and sees you for all your amazing non-shallow qualities. You will have true love and happiness forever. It does not work that way. This girl is attracted to confidence, leadership, and she will not see through to your amazing non-shallow qualities. Also, she has 400 guys hitting on her every day. Good luck with this fantasy.
Secondly, in my experience, most guys underestimate the value of immersion. They are waiting for some imaginary day to start doing something about it.
Last, a great education costs $100,000 plus an opportunity cost plus 5-8 years of hard studying that gets you an income which results in a particular happiness. Nothing in your lifetime will compare to the happiness of falling in love with an amazing girl. That stuff is crack cocaine times 10.
Moral: immerse now. There is no fantasy waiting for you. Dedicate yourself. Mathematically speaking, this is a less costly and time-consuming investment relative to happiness with a greater return vs. a college education. Get on this stuff.