That's the world wide media for yer.
However it is applicable for the most part to musicians and other creative people.
When I first read it I did cringe with the Tom Wolf style journalese phrases like
". . driven and courageous . . . "
" . . . tasting life's nectar in crystal moments . . . "
I was once shot at by guerillas on the way to a gig in Afica but at that moment I was certainly neither driven nor courageous,
and in the aftermath of tasting life's nectar and crystal moments I often ended up somewhat pissed inebriated.
All the same it's a nice bit've prose, certainly made me feel better.
I can agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment of the article, but you can read driven as pig-headed, courageous as naive and unthinking.
I've been a self employed artist/craftsman for almost 40 years and nearing retirement age (ha-ha). Without the support of my lovely wife family I would be a bum on the streets. And in my circle I'm looked on as one of the lucky ones! (We make the crystal with which to taste life's nectar by the way)