My father says that in the olden days, in Kerala, Vaidayan (Doctors), Vaidigan (Christian Priests) and Adhayapagan (Teachers) inherited their ancestral house and were given lion share of the family landholding so that they can do their work impartially without worrying about monetary benefits. Mostly Doctors, Priests and Teachers came from wealthy families.
And for artists and sportsmen, there were aristocratic families and rich men to patronize.
By the Grace of God, nowadays, all the above-mentioned vocations are paid well, so they can do their work without worrying about money. Once you prove yourself in sports or entertainment you can get sponsorship from various brands and government organizations.
Nowadays, among the thousands of creator, very few manage to be successful and secure themselves financially by dedicating their life to their passion.
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