I've been back to Second Life for about 2 weeks? I've given away over 100USD. I'm by no means rich. What was that insinuation again? You want to make it again?
People who don't hold dear the prosperity and success of their future as much as justice and goodwill are not much a person.
Regarding SL You've only demostrated how fundamentally ignorant about LIFE you are, and ought to do more listening than speaking/writing.
Here's a tip to help you out: 1) There's no such thing as "Second Life" The company "Second Life" is server hosting company with attraction interface service program to draw Server sales and sales bank transactions. There is only life. It is ONLY what we make it.
2) Second Life is molded by what sells and what draws more clients for sale. There is by NO MEANS any objectivety or continuity of what this company does, or it's identity. If something works it may have staying power for as long as it holds value as that is LIFE since the dawn of civilization, ha no, since the invention of fire. It by no mean defines anything.
3) An extremely few people make money on tip jars, it is something that will have to go as the thought "go to" method of making money, in Second Life, which in reality does not make money for the vast majority, if it want to continue to exist in the unforseeable future... Baby Boomers throwing money at Second Life is only going to last for so much longer. They know it. Linden Labs is onto it: Sansar.
4) Your failed attempt to explain how Second LIfe successfully operates only shows why it is dying. Second Life itself and the client base it most supports pushed out so many talented people and entrepenuers for in favor of a certain direction in the early days. It could turn itself around but not without drastic changes one way or another. COVID players mostly are temporary. But the way it's looking, it will fizzle out and Linden Labs will let it die and while it prepares for it's next projects because the vast group they've invested in catering to, doesn't have a damn clue about investments or general continuity of life and prosperity and the resource is nearly tapped out. They are money givers at best to the One very top dog, not money makers of themselves or others - supporting an enriched ecosystem. Some call it slave mentality or sheep needing a master... But I let's not get dramatic.