I remember reading a thread where someone posted this link -> cplusplus.com - The C++ Resources Network . I don't do any programing myself but, I was reminded of that link when I read this thread and thought I'd post it for you. I think it is online tutorials and info about said language.
Don't give up on your dream just because some random guy on the Internet tells you to. (An advise from another random guy on the Internet)
addictinggames.com is a flash game website. If you want a shortcut, you can start learning flash/actionscripts. If you want better basic (really want to be a programmer), then you can start from C++/Java/C#.
I don't think it's wrong for someone wanting to learn something.
But yes, if programming is really not your thing, you shouldn't force it. When I was still in the university, I've seen some classmates falling really behind in programming classes even after they force themselves to study hard. If it's not really in you, it's going to be very tough.
However, if you're artistic enough. You may still get away with it in Flash games, as it's still require a lot of graphics to do.