1. The Lie: Professional success starts with a college (and maybe graduate) and ends with an office job.
You can't get a good job without a college degree, and if you don't get a good job, how will you buy a house and provide for your family? You want to be a musician? An artist? Hope you like your parents' basement.
2. The Lie: Marriage and kids are integral to success and happiness.
The end of all the fairy tales is "they lived happily ever after." Your life will be meaningless if you don't find a partner, and pass on your beliefs, your genes, your wisdom.
5. The Lie: Happiness is something you earn after years of slogging through life.
You'll get to enjoy yourself when you retire. The first sixty years of your life are preparing you for that eventual relaxation.
6. The Lie: Job security, relationship security, real estate security are worth more than taking a risk to find something you love.
You'd give up all this to pursue underwater basketweaving? That's crazy. You'll lose everything.
Listen to your intuition. Do some research, prepare, and take calculated risks. If you’re going to quit your job, know what you’ll be doing next. If you’re going to start a business, have some capital saved up. If you succeed, you win. If you fail, you learn.