To my surprise, the more I searched about Qi Xiangfu, the more I found of a life lived partly online. He once wrote a short memoir in which he described himself in the third person, with the formality usually reserved for China's most famous writers.
Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what they have been through.
Writers don't write to inform other people, they write to find out something themselves.