I did spend a little while thinking about what I could do instead, something that paid more. I think I'd be a good Listener. Not a psychologist; that's a lot of work. And it requires licensing. More like a Life Coach, but I wouldn't offer advice. People would pay me for 25 or 50-minute sessions, and I'd listen to them. They could talk about whatever they wanted. I might go “Hmmm,” or say “I believe you.” Sometimes I might ask questions, like “So, did they ever find the potato?” But mostly I'd just listen.
I think I'd be good at it.