What separates rich from poor is the ability to maintain (while still feeding oneself) a reservoir of available and readily deployable mental capital with which to have interesting thoughts and productive internal strategy sessions.
I used to blog. Insightfully, even.
Life for the rest of us is about paying for things that we need to have in order to be able to keep paying for things. It’s certainly not about “being who we are” or “knowing what we think.” These things are the province of the rich, who will—regrettably—likely not find themselves against the wall anytime soon.