I am aware that I don’t need to inform even one individual about how challenging my job route is. I and other experts have talked extensively about how difficult the field is, how the competition is as fierce as the Olympics, and how the future is never clear. I won’t bore you with a lecture about rejection, getting older, the scarcity of good roles, the magnitude of the competition increasing every year, and the often insurmountable difficulty of even receiving an audition for a job you’re qualified for, let alone the problem of getting the dang position. I’ve spent a lot of time in Los Angeles, where there are so many actors that you just assume everyone between the ages of 18 and 50 who has good teeth is an actor. You no longer even inquire. Here is what I have noticed: Actors can be divided into two basic categories. The first kind of actor loves acting as a craft and as a process with all of his heart. This actor made countless sacrifices in order to get to Los Angeles. They have left behind their family and friends, accepted that they will likely not follow the traditional life milestones (marriage, having children, purchasing a house) in any coherent timeframe, and they have come to terms with living paycheck to paycheck.