First off I want to thank my friends for contributing to that toilet lift. Works great. That includes my sister Nancy, GR, AG, BW, and others that slip my mind now. It really took a load off.
Artists are almost always poor, at least while alive. Rembrandt died totally in debt. His home was filled with books, and paintings he bought from friends. His estate is available online, somewhere. His son sold off everything to meet his debts. That is Rembrandt.
We guys/gals can at least say we chose this path, maybe? My grandmother scrubbed floors in a NY hospital and her husband blocked hats in a factory. On my mothers side of the family: immigrants from Russia.
Capitalism without real safety nets has always been a test of survival.
The poor, the mentally ill, and the addicts are just so-much garbage for the wealthy to let die.