When I was young, my grade school adviser would sometimes lecture us the importance of studying well. She mentioned that we need academic education so that later in life after graduating college I can be able to land a good job that will pay me well. She was right, but she was not able to deliver what I want in life and that is financial freedom.
It often makes me wonder how the rich live. How it would feel like to not ever able to work for money. As I grew up, things begin to change a bit for me. I'm still not there yet but the things I learned from school still aren't any bad at all.
In addition, there are now two kinds of education that we can do in order to succeed in life.
Second, learn that Academic Education is important as well. Academic Education may or may not bring you too much money, but mostly will lead you to the latter part. I later learned in life that the main reason why we still need Academic Education is so we can get the DISCIPLINE that the school provides. Second reason is is the technical aspect learning to professionally do what you love to do, whether it be vocational or a complete college curriculum.
So which of the choices above is better? You decide!
I'm grateful for the opportunity of learning from good mentors other than my family members. I realize that anyone can achieve anything want in life. The only limit is... one's imagination.