Our fellow man just isn't very entertaining. What does he do? Eat and sleep.
Self - ness
It is the rarity of the skill, and the willingness of people to pay top dollar to see those skills in action. <br />
As a teacher, it blows to barely be making it, and to have people think we are lazy and only work 8-4 and have holidays and summers completely off. But I also get that there are hundreds of thousands of teachers (with varying skill levels) and only a few hundred NBA pla<x>yers - and no one is going to but a 150 jersey with my name on it or pay 75 to get to see me explain gerunds to a group of freshmen
So we can crap on his head