Recently I started an online jazz course, and and I enjoy studying it (all the chords and extensions). But at the end of the day, I don't know why I study jazz. I don't really like jazz, and it's hard for me listen to jazz. So yes, I enjoy learning jazz, practicing standards, and knowing that I'm advancing in the course. But I'm afraid that I'm wasting my time given that I don't really like jazz and don't see myself improvising in a jazz style or doing transcriptions of jazz.
The music that I like is pop (good pop, not all of the junk), and my main goal is be a good pop composer. So I study theory, cubase, and sheet music, and I transcribe pop music that I like. And, of course, I'm taking the jazz course too.
Given my long-term goal and interest in pop, is it a waste of my time to take the jazz course, study jazz, and memorize all the chords, extension, harmonies, etc.? Or is this work good for me?