If you want to play the game, play the game.
Don’t let the gatekeepers hold you back. The experts. The ones who are supposed to know what you’re capable of. Most of them are you holding yourself back.
Listening to all the things you’re not supposed to do.
You can’t try going into a new field if you’re already in another.
You can’t learn machine learning unless you have a graduate degree in mathematics.
You can’t become a writer unless you’ve taking a writing class.
You can’t be healthy ignoring the food pyramid.
Ignore them. Experts are a scam. Their status depends on you thinking their on another tier to you. Don’t play status games.
Play the game of following your own curiosity. The one you know you want to play.