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I totally agree with the idea of the invisible makers crushing it. There’s so many great local businesses that are quietly serving an amazing product to our community. One thing I’d note is that the money and attention provide seperate values. It seems that “being known” offers some amazing benefits that money can’t provide. Like strangers inviting you into their homes or people just pitching you on random ideas all the time over email. If you’re just “being paid” these aren’t things you can buy with that money. This is why I’d rather be a “Maria Popova” than a CEO of say, CNN. You gain a ton of personal wealth outside of the $$