Pursue a Career in High Finance or Family Business and Chill
My parents offered me a managerial role in their company whereby I can basically do almost nothing and still get paid a decent salary, then I can slowly work my way up and learn new things according to my own pace and eventually take over the company when I'm ready to, possibly earning a higher salary than a lot of folks in finance, with less hours and stress.
Plus after reading the various threads on people dropping out of high finance and the various reasons they do so, I'm not sure if I want to go pursue a career in high finance anymore, I'm beginning to wonder if I should completely give up my uni offer at this semi-target.
They kept promoting the idea that working for others will never really earn you much of a fortune, that instead of spending time in university pursuing a degree that thousand and thousands of people own, instead of working so hard to become distinguishable from all the other graduates, that entrepreneurship is the way to go as you make others work for you instead, that they'll support me fully if I decide to start my own business too.
They mentioned how they know exactly what high finance entails (long working hours, pressure to perform etc) and that it is not worth it to suffer in life to that extent for that bit of money, that there are other ways out.
But part of me still want to take the conventional route of doing a formal degree and going for a traditional career path as it feels like a much more financially secure decision, and also due to my insecurity that I wouldn't be respected if I don't have certain educational qualifications or fancy job titles - my parents own a trades related business.
Should I be getting over that insecurity and go for what my parents offered, or go for the 'safer' route of pursuing high finance?
I don't want to be in the position whereby I get a bachelors degree, work a few years in finance, realise it's actually too much stress or whatever and end up going back to my parents company asking for a job.