He has a stable income though, just not one his father approves of because he's ignorant of technology (my father is the same way btw). He averages about 5000 yuan a month (just under 700 usd), his rent is less than 300/month, buying and cooking home cooked meals isnt that terribly expensive, and the type of income he has only gradually increases over time. Not having the job his father wants him to have doesnt mean he hasnt manned up and gotten an income. he has 40,000 yuan liquid assets (just under 5,500 usd) at his disposal even. So he has almost a full years assets saved up in cash on hand and still making more each month. He's literally doing it the right way, just not the way his father understands/approves of.
I actually have a “demon slayer” Shinobu pillow that I borrowed from my daughter to use at work (to cushion my back). I like people’s reaction to it especially since I’m the “super serious” section head.