Setting down word after word in some sequence that tells a story, sets an agenda for the day, or merely presents an idea. Words are how our brains work as adults. While all of our thoughts are really just chemicals, the language in our brains is the data that floats around.
Buy, by all means, get a degree! And then pursue something you are passionate about. What keeps you up at night and wakes you up early in the morning with a source of energy that is generated from within. On those mornings, like this morning, I still make coffee but I don’t drink but a few sips. Eureka!