I totally understand the social pressure!!
It's invisible but definitely exists among us since we've been educated to do as others do, thus u feel being excluded from society if u do not.
Personally I'm against this idea of "synchronisation". Why people are not allowed to do what they want to??
From my point of view, as long as u've got a logical reason to not work in a company, that would be OK!!
If u're trying to achieve what u want, just go for it, and u shouldn't care about others too much.
Live ur life since u are the only one who decides right or wrong on ur own future.
I hope my words help :)
Here, in Brasil, it has a big pressure when the person finish the high school and don't course the university after
I think that each country has a kind of pressure.
You have to know what you want to do and follow your dream and, I am sure, that you will achieve your goal.
Don't care with the other people think or speak.. just put your energy to achieve your dream.
If you has money or you have someone that helps you.. don't care with others!