Originally Posted by Izaak
I really want to be a pro poker player for this reason.. That's why I'm purposely obsessing myself over the game. A normal life sounds like hell to me. I'm only 16 and when I here my parents and teachers talk to me about how important grades are for the future it pisses me off so much because I don't want to do anything except play poker! I honestly think I'm more likely to live on the streets than get a full time job.
So you want to be a poker pro or at least make a living from it.
First of all you have to find a way to fund this game....hmmm.....a job sounds good to acquire funds to support poker...but wait...you don't want a job, how are you going to fund poker?
Seriously though, you're young with a vast amount of learning potential ahead of you, not something you want to hear but it's true.
I'm a 40 year old with limited education because I thought I didn't need school when I was 16 so I ended up dropping out and regret it everyday.
I'm intelligent to a certain degree but all I know I have taught myself but cannot find a job where I can be happy because I don't have any certificates of any kind.
It's all about getting good grades in hopes of gaining more knowledge in any field of your choice.
As for poker, there is a high degree of maths involved and if you don't go through school, poker maths will be foreign to you.
Stay in school, find a part-time job and learn all you can in school and about poker before you decide anything.