I agree with all of that, but one thing I'd say is that while society may not care after two years in the "real world" about your SAT score, successes and accomplishments have momentum. This momentum carries. I read your comment about being laid off this year after a career of successes. I had a similar experience this year too. Despite being a top performer for a fortune 50 company, for six years straight, I was in danger of being let go. Instead of facing that I interviewed and eventually found a new position. The one position I wanted most was for a one of the most highly regarded medical device companies in the world. They passed on me for someone with more industry experience. -this is literally the first time in 10 years I've not gotten a job I was excited about. I didn't have trouble finding another option, im in sales and a good salesperson can find a job pretty quickly, but I wanted that job.
Fast forward three months and now they're trying to hire me away from my current company. -you never know how the chips will fall.
I have a startup I'm working on and the job I took gives me a TON of free time to pursue it. I think it worked out the way that was best for me long term. Good luck with your career as well. Also, youngski's, the SAT's do matter, but perhaps not in the way or to the degree in which you think.
Enjoy the journey!
I look forward to checking out that Lemmy Documentary!