A brave new world of social class:
The apex social class might have less cash, but more freedom over their life.
Lawyers, bankers, programmers who get paid lots of money ($200k a year) but who have NO freedom over their lives and schedules are the new slave class.
Freedom > Money
Would you rather be a “poor” (and free) Spartan, or a rich and enslaved Persian?
Obviously freedom is the apex. Better to earn $40,000 a year and have extreme freedom in hour life than to earn $4 million a year and have NO CONTROL over your life.
First goal: become self employed.
Second goal: maximize your artistic depth and output.
Third goal: never run out of inspiration and motivation!