You can support the careers of others
Some people find their calling in supporting the careers of others. Maybe you never feel the need to have some high profile career, but you’re the first one to reserve a table when your friend opens a restaurant and the first one to help her bus tables when her staff gets sick at the last minute. You’re always promoting the work of your impressive friends and family, like an unpaid publicist. There’s honor in that, even if you make your money in a quieter, humbler way.