You do what you do because you want to approval of others more than you want the money.
And to be honest, I can’t blame you.
But who do I mean by “others.”
The others are your peers—the ones that practice the same craft as you do.
There’s nothing better than building with people who go through the same things you do while trying to achieve similar objectives.
So don’t delude yourself. You want approval. And that’s alright.