Living the dream means doing what you love and getting paid well for it. Of course being paid well is subjective and money is relative, but you definitely need some bucks to survive so better find seomthing you’re good at in order to make sure that you’ll have something to eat the next day.
Living a live that consists of sucky work-hours just in order to have some money for the precious free time is just a wrong concept. I don’t say it is debatable, I say it is wrong to have that little ambition! Reach for the stars, you just have to be persistent!