School is school, but maybe finding an apprenticeship is better?
Of course, I learn all this after that period of life is over.
But if life is all about relationships, an apprenticeship with a true master might get you further than any piece of paper will.
Just sphere of influence.
Trusted assistant to Fortune 500 CEO?
Or, a degree from college XYZ?
Obviously, both would be better.
I say go get a degree in Petroleum Engineering – and then get coffee for Peter Thiel for a few years.
“Almost all Masters and people of power suffer from too many demands on their time and too much information to absorb. If you can demonstrate the ability to help them organize themselves on these fronts to a degree that others cannot, it will be much easier to get their attention and interest them in the relationship. Do not shy away from anything menial or secretarial. You want person-to-person access, however you can get it. Once you establish a relationship, you will find other ways to continually hook them through their self-interest. Try to see the world through their eyes and ask the simple question of what it is they need most. Keeping their self-interest involved will only enhance any emotional connection they feel toward you.”
–Robert Greene, Mastery