You add some great points, Pablo. I have worked with people in health care who functioned on the job as you described. Not a good thing.
I have also seen many creative people turn their backs on their passions, understandably, in exchange for anticipated job security and higher earnings. Sometimes it works out, but other times, not. Some artists would hate practicing their art for a living, but for others, there is a painful turning away from what makes them truly happy in pursuit of being able to pay the bills.
Thanks for reading and for your comments!