I tried to be a productive member of society. I really tried. I worked hard, studied hard, majored in (what I thought) would be a wise subject, and I did my best to make capital markets efficient. I also supported myself the entire time taking not a dime of government money or parental money.
But when all I got in return was a bunch of whinny bankers, socialists clamoring for more of my money, deluded and spoiled women demanding I pay for dates, and people who hate me because I'm white and male, I gave up. My happiness was no longer going to be derived from success, riches, economic production, or status. Not because I chose that, but because the new rules made it impossible. It was all a scam. There was never going to be any kind of "career" or "take home pay" or "white picket fence house with a sane wife and a stable economic future for my children." It was just a way to keep you plugging along for a system fully intent on sucking every ounce of blood and youth out of you.
So what makes me happy now?
Well, enjoying the decline of course, but another thing I truly savor is taking joy in the pain of others.
People call me childish, immature, even petty or vile for taking joy from the suffering of others, but again, I didn't make the rules. I'm just obeying them. And until there is genuine economic opportunity to do my best WITHOUT ridicule and villainization from society for being an "evil, rich, white, male" I'm going to take what pleasures I can in my finite life as I watch the same vermin who stole my dreams destroy their own with their own incomprehensible ignorance and stupidity.
Enjoy the decline!