Not to mention that such kids are actually making money by streaming themselves playing video games in their parents' basements. Some actually make pretty decent money.
And the best part is, those kids don't have to keep current for their jobs by constantly reading books or attending conferences to stay on the "cutting edge" of tech like a lot of white collar jobs involve. I don't blame them for taking the easy road out. Our economy is a broken mess, and does not incentivize good behavior or the development of civilization-maintaining skills.
Do enough people watch 40+ year old men play video games to make this a sustainable career? Or is this a revenue stream like Only Fans with a limited shelf life? What does a 40+ year old stripper/video game streamer do after they age out?