I grew up very poor and laugh whenever people try to romanticize it, just like I laugh when people act as though writing or doing art for money is wrong or “less.” I’ve been poor and I have no intention of ever going back there. Few people are less materialistic than me, I drive a car far below my means and wear the same clothes for years…but I LOVE money. I love money because I’ve lived life without money.
Most the people I know who glamorize poverty and being a starving artist are people who grew up with rich families and big safety nets. I had neither of those things and I shamelessly try to get money for nearly everything I do. I’ve monetized most my hobbies and am trying to monetize the others, too.
People who think that’s wrong can kiss my crow ass. There isn’t a damn thing idyllic or fun about being poor.