You wanting something can become a dream. Maybe it's possible you can get get what you want, or maybe not. People can get what they want in life, but only if they work hard, for it.
You have a brain right, so what do you think?
Whoever told you that you are setting yourself up, for a lot of bitter disappointment is, or are a negative person, or people.
I think you should stay away from that negative person, or people.
What if I told you I wanted to become a web designer, but I don't want to go to college. I could say I really want to become a web designer, but I don't want to go to school to learn how to make websites.
Do you think I can become a web designer by me not going to school to learn how to make websites?
The reason why I am asking you questions is because I want to try to get you to think, for yourself, and this is something that you are not doing RIGHT NOW.
I am a real web designer by the way, and yes, I did go to college to learn how to make websites.
You hoping something will happen is not the same thing as you doing something about it. You can hope all you want, but this does not mean you can get what you want by you hoping something will happen.