I was thrilled to learn that Jean Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvoir read and wrote and discussed together at the cafe almost every day for forty years.
I want to have such a lifestyle. It’s so ideal for me.
Surely, no many people can afford to do that. You have to be good at writing to the extent that you have a number of audience supporting your work. Writing for forty years without readership can be frustrating. Also, you have to have a partner who get along and understand what you are doing over long period of time. Furthermore, you have to have good visions, fresh cognitive ability and strong back muscles going into old age.
That’s why I envy them so much.