Im 18, White, live with my grandma,lift here and there, have a 9-5 Mon-Fri job fixing sound systems ( thanks NY state trade school system ) and I feel a little stuck. My mission in life is to have a modern-day Edison lab, ( tons of great minds in one workshop ) for the sole purpose of tinkering and discovery. I know full well this is my dream and it would bring me infinite happiness. In order to reach this goal, I need financial freedom. Working the 9-5 for the past 6 months right out of high school has opened my eyes. I simultaneously feel like I'm being pulled in a ton of different directions, and I have drive and confidence, I just need some guidance where to put it.
A. Financial freedom
B. Vast amount of knowledge on various scientific topics
C. A big shop to build dreams in
The paths I think I have:1: keep my day job and try to invent something / start some sort of business for financial freedom and worry about goal B later2: put me through engineering school, make connections, have fun, study hard, graduate, and repeat step 1 with a higher salaryI'm young and I don't want to fuck up, and you guys have never steered me wrong with advice for everything, you guys helped me through middle school and through high school, or at least the sidebar has.
Please don't be gentle and give me honest advice on what path I should take to get to my mission, or at the very least, some paths I don't see to financial freedom