But a person should have something to offer from the get go. either way I wouldn't reccomend someone to forego the opportunity of the most financially windfalling experience of adulthood.
And with that I'll also say that book smarts aren't the only smarts in the world. The wealthiest people in the world usually went to college, and dropped out instead because they discovered a way to make millions. (Hint: Usually by finding some way to be very generous to a lot of people. They just give you lots money for that generosity.)
"Many people would sooner die than think - in fact, they do so." ~ Bertrand Russell
"“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” ~ Nikola TeslaAre You One of Us? The Glorious Infernal Empire