I think it’s like most things - only the top X% are going to have the level of success that people hope for when they get into it. The vast majority break even or lose money.
But you look at someone like Cohh, who streams literally every day, and he doesn’t seem unhappy. I know it’s strenuous work, but at the end of the day he’s doing what he loves and getting paid handsomely for it.
But yeah, quitting your job to become a streamer before you’ve even determined if it’s something you’re good at is a bad idea, like people who go all in (pun intended) as pro poker players because they made some money in a sit-and-go in Reno.