If I had gone to school for astrophysics/astronomy, I would have never made the discovery that stellar evolution is the process of planet formation. I would have never realized that a "planet/exoplanet" is actually an evolving star, and the "star" is the young/hot exoplanet/planet.
I would have been taught stars are fusion reactors and planets are rocky, gaseous balls.
I would have been forced into a dead end by professors who don't know any better.
If I had gone to school, I would have learned things that simply are not true. It does not matter how educated you are, if the education is misguided it is a waste of time. Hopefully "scientists" ditch their fusion belief system and go back to physics.