A fat, as in well-heeled, cat in a gilded cage is better off than alley cat looking for scraps.
From the alley cat’s perspective anyway.
The caged cat just wants to be free.
But what’s freedom?
Both cats will eventually learn that every circumstance has its own unwanted costs and will extract unintended tolls. You will pay, sometimes harshly, for the scraps you don’t want. It’s best to enjoy what you have while y ou have it.