There’s no such thing as mandatory education.
You either want to learn, or you don’t. In addition, education isn’t just learning in school. I had a colleague I attended my graduate degree at this liberal arts university along the East Coast. After completing his MBA, he was off to one of the Big 5 consulting groups. Sure, I was jealous. It would have been my dream job. But that’s how life goes.
Six months later, he called me up out of the blue. “Bro, I’m dying here. I thought University was the hard part. I’ve worked harder and learned more in the last six months than my two years at H@$%@$@! I want to quit.” He was looking for advice in his roundabout way.
I simply replied, “You’re in your dream job, and now it’s not your dream job. It’s your job. So do your job. The question isn’t should you quit, and it should be why would they not want to let me go.” I waited for him to retort.
“Yeah, but I’m replaceable, we are all replaceable.”