No doubt. "If someone offers you a $250K a year job, ya take it" is not a horrible algorithm.
No one here knows what's wrong with her and no one here has provided anything convincing, that the college 'path not taken' would have left her better off.
Also I am not a believer in "applying less pressure is better at creating greatness". I think we have a lot of evidence, that applying ungodly pressure breaks a lot of people, and leaves a small number of great ones. I'm not sure greatness is possible without it. (Whether or not we really need 'greatness' at the cost of ruining people is another matter entirely.)
mellow seeds wrote:
Going pro was the smartest thing she ever could have done. I have no idea what her contract is but I seem to remember reading on here it was somewhere in the $250k range. If that is true (if anyone has a better idea please post), then she is going to have a nice chunk of change in her pocket that she most likely never would have had if she had not gone pro when she did. While we will never know how things would have turned out if she had gone the college route, I think it is more likely than not that she would be running about the same as she is, except instead of having $250k a year in her pocket, she would have some crappy degree from oregon or wherever.