It appears that you are a stable young man who knows which aspects of his life are important. Learning all you can in school and college in preparation for later life is the first priority. When you are successful at doing something you enjoy as an occupation, your will have time and money to do all the other things you want to do in life as avocations.
As you have observed, breaking is a training tool that provides feedback on proper technique; punch improperly and it hurts. However, breaking is not, and never has been, a requirement of a good fighter or a good martial artist; it is merely a training tool. Breaking has become a form of entertainment and a way to impress the uninformed public. Being an expert in a particular skill does make you a great martial artist. Being an expert at driving does not make you a great golfer; you must also be an expert at chipping and putting, and understanding and playing the game of golf. Without good fighting skills, the best breaker in the world will get beat by a good fighter with no breaking skills. Breaking does not make you a better fighter, a better forms competitor, a better martial artist, or a better person; it is merely a training tool that provides feedback on the use of proper technique.
To market their product and increase sales, some manufactures create a problem for their products to solve. An example is having non-white teeth. Yellowing teeth may be a problem for some but it is not a problem for enough people to make teeth whiteners profitable. Therefore, manufactures of teeth whiteners created a new problem, non-white teeth. According to them, teeth now should not just be a natural whitish color, they must be bright white; an unnatural color that may only be obtained by using their products.