I'm about to turn 26 and I am stuck.I am single, never had a gf, and am unemployed. I finished a degree and a masters, and am currently on the track to getting a PhD, but only did it because one of my professors encouraged me to because I had "potential". I barely missed out on a huge scholarship I was hinging on that would have kept me fed for 4 years, so now I don't know what to do, besides writing more papers hoping to get another shot at another one next year. I always do as I am told and have no direction, no interests or self reliance. My degree is kind of a meme and I doubt anyone would hire me. I'm also completely lacking in street smarts. Do you have any advice on how to take control? I get the feeling I'm heading towards disaster, but I still have increasingly little time to correct course, just don't know how.