Here’s what I wrote in the “School Yourself” section of Steal Like An Artist:
School is one thing. Education is another. The two don’t always overlap. Whether you’re in school or not, it’s always your job to get yourself an education.
You have to be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than anybody else – that’s how you’ll get ahead.
Like the RZA said, “Whether I went to school or not, I would always study.”
Whether you’re going back to school or not, learning is the verb of life, and it’s always time to school yourself.