I want to secure enough to purchase freedom, and then exercise that freedom to build nifty junk.
But I’m not special. There are plenty of folks with similar motivations who become bankrupt and/or exploited and/or burnt-out.
Despite the odds, I am propelled by optimism bias. If I work hard enough, won’t things work out for me? Oh Fortuna, you capricious sprite!
Anyway, let’s feed that optimism with some survivorship bias success stories: