So true, and congrats on your business.
Your first point is the one that drives me nuts. It’s called “survivor bias.” You hear stories of Steve Jobs or famous Youtubers who dropped out of school and became successful because they survived and have a platform from which to tell you their story.
You DON’T hear from all those thousands of sad stories from unsuccessful school dropouts, because why would they tell you? And they don’t have a large audience or platform on which to share.
Dropping out of school shouldn’t be a goal or a plan. If it happens, you deal with it and try to make the absolute best possible plans and choices, but it’s not a life plan!