Well said, but there is another alternative. Find a conventional J O B that actually fulfills you. Be awesome at it. I did, had a blast doing it while making too much money to spend, retire early financially independent and do whatever you want after that. There are lots of people like me who did just that. I don’t see why that still won’t work. I agree it won’t work for average people, but nothing will. Good news is nobody has to be average, you can always out work average!