Wasting his and everyone else’s time. The second someone in a science class shows more promise than him (which will be immediately) his ego will shatter and he’ll quit. Wont be mistaken for professor, will be recognized for old arrogant loser who brings zero to any class because he has spent the last years listening to movie soundtracks, disregarding different opinions, and asking FB friends for cash. Should save himself the effort and can this pipe dream early.
I can go with Nate there because Ian has been pretty consistently a fake depressed lazy bum for a while now. Nate shuts the world out when he faces an inconvenience and goes into sadfag mode. And I actually think Ian has a more realistic bleak worldview whereas Nate just expects whores to love him and his clothes to impress them. When it falls apart, Ian just says “fuck it what else is new” whereas Nate becomes a wreck.