To be in the grip of preprogrammed notions and habits and live by them is living at the mercy of a monster master, the untrained mind. Education can equip you to survive, or at best be successful. But one dies unsung.
Realisation of the Self gives freedom from the prison of mind and its programs. You live not to prove or please anyone; you live in the bliss of your own life in moment-to-moment celebration. Love and light!