Totally uncool. Work and education systems are designed to cater to individual wants. Needs only arise when student loans and mortgages for homes are required. Then we lower the bar to ‘do whatever it takes’.
If only we had the foresight to get to work in an in demand industry, ideally as a small business, and learn the ropes.
We train painters. With 20 clients or less per year you can earn a living wage. That means you save a lot of time. It is crucial to ‘lower the bar'(not really)and ‘earn then pay for relevant and practical education’.
Take those history courses in your forties. Today, Painttosafety.com.