A reminder to many people out there who seem to forget this (now in sharable form):
Just because someone isn’t driving to an office, sitting behind a desk, and pretending to be an adult under some useless manager’s thumb, doesn’t mean they’re unemployed. Artists, writers, musicians, independent consultants, programmers, crafters… MANY jobs allow someone to stay at home and work, make just as much money as the person pulling a paycheck from some crummy office job, and isn’t as soul-crushing!
Respect people who do these jobs. It’s much harder than you think, especially when family, accidents, distractions, and the like get involved. They don’t have as much to fall back on as people who sit in meetings all day, but they do a lot of hard and fulfilling work to earn what they make.