A few get lucky: Born rich, inheritance, trust funds. Some are smart early: Wise choice of occupation, diligently applied, with talent, and retire early [*1]. Some become thieves: Living off mommy, divorce settlements, sponging off friends, scam artists.
For most of us, work is the lifelong price for existance. That being the case, there is a wise way to handle it …
Do this: Find something you enjoy doing, then figure a way to get people to pay you for doing just that thing.
Is this a better solution than being lucky, or smart early? Probably not. Is this a better solution than ripping somebody off? Sure, you still get what you want, and you feel good about it.
So if you’re going to need to work, this is the way to do it. This way you’ll earn your living, and you’ll be doing what you like to do. Humans are generally happy when pursuing a target; the mind is just made that way[*2]. Let it function as designed, and it is happy[*3]. You’ll be happy, too.
How do you find something you enjoy doing? Well, now, that’s another story[*4].