Fifty years as a musician, fifteen as a writer, my salaried positions have been few, frankly most of those were in aid of maintaining a relationship. (The male as steadily contributing breadwinner has proven hard to overcome.) Among the things I’ve chosen to sacrifice are credit cards (& debt in general), television (owned my last one in 1967), consumerism in general and, on occasion, food & shelter. At the age of 70, I continue to enjoy a satisfying, creative life though my views may be a bit more radical than the ones you’ve so nicely expressed. (Good job, Ritika!) I hope you somehow come to grips with the ideas you’ve expressed as a writer the role of the entrepreneur in consumer capitalism.