You can’t expect anyone to come and save you. You must do it on your own! Especially if you want to be around self-sufficient people. As more you achieve in life as more self-sufficient people you have around you. They don’t have time to solve your problem. They are busy with solving their problems.
People with low income commonly have friends who are also from low income category. They get together and discuss how to survive instead of working together to increase their income. So, it’s necessary to study and move out of your circle. Yes, you will lose your friends but you will live your dream life.