what mess are you talking about?
the money thing.
or the general you are bored thing.
things REALLY dont seem that bad to me.
do i have friends in low places? yes.
have parts of my family been hit hard? yes.
could things be better? yes.
but its not the majority of people. its not the people that i see as ambitious and willing to put in the extra effort. its the people that i feel expect things to be easy or handed to them.
throughout all this MESS you are talking about.
i have bought and still own, 2 houses.
currently have 4 cars and a motorcycle, all of which i didnt have 5 yrs ago.
just had a baby boy.
my income has doubled in the last 8 years.
my wife makes more now then she ever has.
i fund a roth.
i put money in a roth for my mom too.
have doubled my 401k contributions.
put money into savings, brokerage accounts.
paid for half of a new car for my mom.
bragging a little i suppose... but in my circle of friends and family, this is the general trend.