I completely understand where you are coming from. In the end, I realized that I needed to make money somehow to do what I really wanted to do. So I've done that, I even grinded away as an attorney in a law firm billing as many hours as possible. In the meantime, I saved as much as I could and payed off all my debt.
I'm now in my early 30's with enough savings and passive income so that I don't have to work very hard, and more importantly, for anyone but myself, to sustain and grow my wealth.
Maybe that isn't the route you want to take. I did have to work hard and "lost" a lot of my 20's. But now, I'm happy and free, I can afford nice cars and houses, and women want to be with me like never before. Although I'm based in a big city, I own property in a beautiful part of the country with mountains and lakes, in the wilderness more or less. That is my happy place, and where I plan to stay permanently at some point. I know that sounds like I'm bragging, but its just that I'm very happy with the decisions I've made.
I recommend toughing it out with a goal in mind. If you just quit and wander aimlessly, it probably wont turn out well for you.