The only real cure to starving artist syndrome (SAS) is to care as much (or more) about what others want than what makes us happy.
And make that.
Sure, we can still make what we like... if we have that luxury or privilege or time or indulgence from our employer... but making what we like doesn't mean it will see the light of day... or should.
But making what others like... because it's what sells... gets attention... and that's the service we provide - the value we add... make that.
And that takes empathy.
Creativity with empathy is a killer-combination.