One of the more disheartening aspect of humanity for me is how prevelant it is that folks will only assess value to an object or activity if it brings income.
I'm talking about the joy of maintaining a tank--coworker says I should start a business doing it, or that I should just hire someone else to do it for me.
Post a photo of a cool shrimp variant that's turned up in my tank--get asked how much I plan on selling them for. When I say I'm just raising them for my own enjoyment, the person launches into suggestions for selling them on-line "it'd be easy!!". Yeah, right.
As for the "Do you eat them" question?
"Do you eat your pets?"