You can be any age. Im not about to sit here and tell you not to do it like these other people. Its your life and your choice. It may be a super bad choice but still your choice. Plus if I told you not to do it that would not be answering your question which is what I am here for.
How bad things can be for someone to even think of dropping out of high school. Dropping out of high school might seem like the right choice sometimes, but believe me when I tell you it gets way harder to get a job nowadays without a high school diploma. In my company we hire someone that said that he graduated from *insert name* high school. Well my boss found out and I had to fire him for lying. He told me in his termination meeting that he just lied because he couldn't find a job anywhere without a high school diploma. He got all upset and he went into saying that corporations are all about keeping people uneducated. I didn't understand his relevance with the statement, but I told him that he could get a GED diploma and will work just as well. In truth, a GED diploma helps for employment. But when it comes to hiring someone, I will think twice before hiring someone who didn't finish high school. I mean, if they even couldn't finish high school, what kind of commitment are they going to show when they have to finish a work project. It sounds harsh, but 90% of employers would agree with me.