In life, you want to get yourself to a point where you pay your own salary. However, you can't do that until you are in complete control of your income streams, which is impossible when you work for someone else. No company would hire you unless they are making a profit off your work.
The journey of wealth is made up of many tiny life choices each day. The sooner you start making choices that lead you to wealth, the more wealth you gain.
Don't give your choices to someone else.