Please except my apology, and I'll try to clarify.
Just because many young people are quite full of themselves, and often think they are smarter than they are, doesn't necessarily mean they aren't smart, and quite smart enough to do well in life, at that.
You might aspire to be a football coach, a physicist, or POTUS. Whichever, it's quite possible that you will achieve your goal.
But, even if the ideas in your head are very fine ideas, if you can't clearly communicate them to those around you, you will be less effective than you could be.
If you think properly using English has much to do with being an English major, you are mistaken. That has more to do with becoming successful in a particular field, usually, but language is a tool kit that's used by everyone, more or less well, whether she be a plumber, or the POTUS, or somebody in China who wants a job more than do some Americans.
If you think that gaining an education is merely a matter of obtaining the proper credentials to enter a particular field, then you understand how too much of society works, but you are missing the point of a broad-based education, which is to prepare you for life by training you to think logically, and to make sense of the chaos of info that life constantly
throws at us, and to make informed, logical decisions.
FI, the study of history isn't really about memorizing facts and dates, although I think that without them, it's impossible to follow the thread. To know why things happen, one has to know who did them, and in what order, and in response to what, and so, why. The "why" is what you should be after. If one knows that, it's easier to know why people act now, and if you know that, and also what happened when similar things were done, back in the day, it's easier to know whether any given present action is appropriate, effective, or even ethical.
When I was a half-grown child, and even more ignorant than I am now, perhaps, I asked my dad if college teaches everything one should know. He replied that it can give one some idea of what one doesn't know.
As much as anything, I think that is the proper goal of education; from humility can come wisdom. By humility, I don't mean that one should go through life bowing and scraping, and kissing butt; I just mean that humility is the only thing that will cause us to admit to ourselves that we don't know everything, and so realize that all of life must be for learning; effort is all that's needed.
So, I shouldn't have implied that you aren't smart; you may well be very smart. Stupidity and ignorance aren't the same thing, and the beginning of wisdom is, for all of us, to admit to at least some ignorance, and to try to learn as much as possible.
In fairness to youth, I must say that I think that may be easier as we age, after life has inevitably abraded at least some of the wisdom-deflecting polish of self-absorption off of us.
Good luck, and don't neglect laughter and love; they are the other major parts of a good life; knowledge and money and power are empty without them.
Two more things: Always check your work, and always wear clean underwear; you never can tell...
And sports? Tons of fun, and they give an opportunity for exercise, and can be excellent for health, provided that one doesn't suffer any permanent injury, as often happens, but they have nothing to do with education, and shouldn't be conflated with worthwhile education, and so shouldn't be in education budgets, the money for which is seized by coercion.