No, belive me german lang is very easy, when you learn grammar, i thouth that it's too hard but now it's not so scary :) In Louxembourg they speak french, german, and some sort Luxembourgish language :), i have family there, and it's easy to find job, standard is high, overall pure heaven :)
You can live and survive in almost any country with just a high school level education. However your chances of landing a high paying position are then limited. You could do some sort of craft trade like painter/carpenter/electrician/miner/etc and live ok. Hey you could go do physical labor cleaning toilets in Africa if you wanted to. Or work at KFC/McDonalds for 8 dollars an hour. You'd live, but is that the life you want?
The question is what do you want to do with your life. Are you ok with just a average/low salary? How much money do you need if it's a job you love or a job you hate? If you don't know, going to college will buy you some time to think about it and work towards a degree. That degree will at least open more doors for you if you decide to pursue a different career. For example if you work for 15 years as a metal worker, then decide you want to be an office worker...well that college degree will help you get there. If you dont have the degree then you dont have any choice but to continue doing metal work of some sort.
it's not hard when you get used to it man, you just need some time to figure out what is what you'd like to do for a few couple of years, you can change your mind then and start studying another thing.
my best advice would be to visit lots of universities look for the right one and asking people about what they are studying, most people will be open to the question if you ask politely and sincerely. search as much info about careers that might interest you, do not put too much pressure on you or else you will end up hating what you do.
I like how everyone in this thread is conditioned that the education systems in place makes you become something. Try being creative or using your brain for once rather than letting corrupt governments and education systems do the thinking for you, mongoloids.