As a professional, I want to be paid well for the high quality work I do. I do not do high quality work only because I want to be paid well.Currently for my own situation I think I need to be paid for what I do out of sufficiency needs. It's kind of crushing of the creative spirit, really. Some people spend many hours on their games then either put them out for free, or provide content for portals at mere handful of cents.
They say they choose to give the game away? Is it really? If no one would have bought it, is it really choosing to give away the game?
And I mean, you want to be paid for high quality work - you don't just do it to be paid well? Do you really have that choice? Lets say you don't do it - say you lose your job, your capacity to supply yourself with food and shelter. Is not working for the money really an option that you have, or are you just humouring the idea your in such a position?
Is it just denial to think you really have a choice? Like if you had a patch of land you didn't have to pay tax on, and had crops going for food and had a house, yeah, you have a choice about whether you do work to be paid because your basics are covered.
I write this because I think there is, perhaps, a vast number of people out there sustaining a rather nasty, exploitative system, because they are off in their own private matrix's where they have a choice about things, when they don't.
Or in more TL;DR terms, three days of missed meals before revolution...