The internet can be used as a powerful tool for growth; you can learn many things by yourself!
Academic education is not the key to wisdom. Knowledge involves many facets of learning: emotional, relational, experiential, philosophical (what you see as the VALUE of learning), reflective, relevance, agentic, and – also – academic.
Wisdom cannot be attained through academic learning alone.
“Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.” – W.B. Yeats
Sir Ken Robinson reminds us that education is creative, liberating and fun:
Based on his amazing 2006 TED talk: www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity