Yeah – your happiness quotient definitely goes up in some ways, once you get it going, because you can control your time.
Drawbacks are mostly “not knowing”. When you have a job, you know what your money is going to be week-to-week, month to month. You have set hours, you do what you have to do, then you’re free to go home.
A job is the same as going to school. Just replace teachers with bosses. Same.
What I love about doing your own business is that there’s no limits. If you want to start a business while going to school right now, you *can*. Age is not a limitation. [maybe you can’t get a bank acct/legally sign papers, which is *stupid to me* – but you _can_ do everything else. Just use cash]
if you want to start a business when you’re working a steady job, you *can*. [unless you’re stealing work from your job, which is a _bad idea_]
So, all in all, it’s pretty cool