Don't for a second kid yourself just because you are in College and making good grades does not make you knowledgeable or smart; it just means you are very proficient at cramming and memorizing for tests. This is one of the reasons that after graduating even with a Masters a lot of students are finding corporations do not want to hire them.
What is even worse is that fact that you are the generation who has had access to one of mankind's greatest innovations in learning [A virtual Library of Alexandra right at your fingertips] The creation of the Internet. All of mankind's knowledge that can be easily stored even on something as small as a cell phone. You should be as close to the Greek Hellenic ideal as possible , but yet you are not even a tiny shade of those who have come before you. When it comes to basic knowledge the people living back during the Civil War know more than you.
If this does not change , then it will only lead to one result and that is all Empires come to an eventual end , and America just as Rome did will fall. It has already started to crumble proof being the dismal Educational scores can clearly attest to. And with America and capitalism being such a dominant factor now on the planet when Lady Liberty falls the whole world will feel the loud and thunderous impact of the blow. Our economies are intertwined that you will see world wide depression on all corners of the globe. Even China with its padding its GDP by building whole Ghost cities will not be invulnerable to the affects.
And yet as the world crumbles beneath your feet you are more inclined to take a position of apathy , much like the Roman's did and just want to play frivolous games and think of today as if tomorrow will never arrive. Nothing wrong with games for enjoyment and intellectual stimulation but the sense of priorities has obviously gone very askew.
I'm absolutely positive there will be some that will just say " Shut up were just having fun" or " You are an idiot ! " and I say to them there is no point in having an argument with a fool, even if you win you just appear yourself as a fool. But for those who are intelligent or wise beyond their years you might stop and take pause , perhaps as the passengers of the Titanic should have and realize the Emperor has no clothes and the Empire is a paper one at best.