School plays a big part in this... it's entirely geared towards cleverness - get A's in Maths and English = success/approval, as opposed to get things done, shipped, put together, etc.I could wax lyrical about business concepts, and love it. But there's someone out there saying "ok fine, now let's just do this" who is making 10x more money than me.
What's even more screwed up, is the kids who don't do well in school and drop out and take menial jobs and go through life thinking they are failures because they aren't clever. Beliefs like "I can't earn good money, I'm not clever enough and didn't go to university"... ugh! Toxic.