I recently posted an article about patience. I received a comment that my leaving architecture wasn’t about patience because architects make less than engineers, so it was just being reasonable. Of course, if that’s reasonable, then I should have gone to be a doctor they make even more. There are endless trade-offs that can be made under the guise of reasonableness.
This happens a lot in life. People tell you things like, “There are easier ways to make money.” or to “Go for the guarantee.”
Of course, this is good advice if you don’t want to make much change happen, and aren’t willing to trade unique, important work for not having to sell your own work.