Nothing is what it seems.
Being a bodybuilder is mostly not about the gym. It’s about the diet.
Being in a band is mostly not about making music and being a rockstar. It’s about selling tickets and convincing people to come to your show (and to give a damn).
Being a businessman is mostly not about money and numbers. It’s about networking and surfing bureaucracy.
To really know what an activity or profession is about, you have to dig deeper than just what appears on the surface. A great way to do this is to find people who are doing it and living it RIGHT NOW, and ask them questions.
Maybe what you always thought you wanted is not about what it seems.