I really appreciate it!I agree with you. My dad is a good example of a person with almost no education that was able to find a blue collar job, work tons and tons of OT and make a good living. He never saved a dime of it but retired from that job 43 years later with a pension. Even with him squandering away all his earnings, he's still able to live comfortably in retirement due to his pension. Most folks on this site seem to be middle aged and older and made a good living in similar fashion as my dad.
It's realllly hard to do it that way these days, or at least certainly much harder than it was in my dad's time. The OP is young and it's my belief that depression and suicide is way, way up with their generation because they see everyone doing so well 'online' and they feel they have failed in life somehow because they don't measure up.
I just wanted him to know that there are a lot of things behind the scenes, advantages that his peers may have received that he didn't, that lead to faster prosperity. Add Hell, a lot of it is just plain fake too, folks making up stories and/or living on the edge of of finances just so they can 'stunt on Instagram'.
None of this is to negate the advice he has been given in this thread which is worth its weight in gold.