Hahahaha, ok ok, 2K for month is a living not a big one, but a living which still allow you to make 2K if you are travelling for 2-3 moths per year!
It’s the psychological difference in terms of goals. Temperance. Once I’ll be able to make some money, then make a small income to grow slowly my portfolio, 5-10% yearly (which is still under the market revenue), then beat the market, then be able to beat the market & make a small income… Then a little bit more, maybe it pays the grocery each week?, maybe your rent! And more and more
But because of hedonic adaptation, the “more and more” is funny, because each time you got more you wanted more… I think enjoying the process, while growing is what human being needs .