Let's pretend that this is a portrait of an individual who lives in a society that is without all of the trappings of modern technology. It could be in the Congo, Amazon, Indonesia, wherever. Doesn't really matter. It seems like people either glamorize (noble) or demonize (savage) dudes like this. Me, I just see an opportunity for a goofy limerick.
There was a man on a mission
To give up his life filled with fishin.
He wanted more wealth
And much better health
And perhaps to be a beautician.