He depended on the works of others to clothe, feed and house him. In return he provided entertainment, dreams and illusions.
That reminds me about a guy that collected cans and stuff and then one day in the ally he was picking up cans with a brand new pickup no wonder he was happy all the time. We lived in that home for 20 years and I think he picked up cans for ten years what a beggar he was.
In ouR days, this goes as a STAND-up comedian performing in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them, and people pay to watch it, and it is a legit business.
NOTHING WRONG WITH IT!