welcome to the world.
Well yah boo sucks, welcome to the real world we live in. You are happily ambling along making a nice living when something happens to change that. You might get invaded, or ethnically cleansed. More mundanely it might be that the mine you and several previous generations of your family have worked in is closed because its cheaper to generate electricity from gas, or the blue chip you work for has just found a nice bunch of people in the third world who will do your job for $10 dollars a day (but please can you train them first). Sometimes things happen that you can't control. You can whine about it and do nothing, or you can adapt (me , I adapt and whine - I like to cover all my bases)
Gene, console yourself that you made plenty of money and got laid a lot along the way. If you want to carry on making the mega bucks then you are going to have to get out there and shake your arse on stage, flog those t-shirts, play the cruise liners, vegas, guest slot in Star Trek etc. Or shut up and piss off to the retirement home. The world doesn't owe you a living. Give Radiohead and NIN the credit for trying to figure out alternatives.
As my hated employers never cease to remind me, "Shift Happens." Mind you they are a bunch of tossers.
p.s sharing is theft. don't try and kid the rest of us that it isn't.