So yeah, me, a silly little 16 year old (17 now) had no idea of what career to pursue. More importantly, no ideas of what college major to go after, pretty much wasting college (coming out of college without a specialized degree, phooey!). So I began thinking of what I enjoy. I WAS planning to be a computer programmer to make video games (havn't we all thought of that?) ... But.. I went to a job shadowing thing, and realized that programmer work late late hours in front of a screen... Which really didn't seem very enjoyable to me. But then I remembered something that brought me joy, yo. Tinkertoys. And then it all came to me o: I enjoy flat out building things. Rigging things. Creating things, yo! So I looked into it, and I think mechanical engineering is about the closest thing I can get to building things. But I'm not entirely sure. I kinda wanna take physics next year for my senior year so I can get a head-start, because I think physics is a part of mechanical engineering. But, any mechanical engineers out there can tell me what EXACTLY is mechanical engineering?