Life is easy. Really.
Stop and think about it. Look how easy it has become to survive in developed countries.
Compared to Haiti or Uganda or some other third world country our lives take monumental effort, idiocy or bad luck to truly screw up beyond repair.
What isn’t easy is excelling. Whether financially or socially or professionally, being above the curve requires either sustained hard work, one time greatness or knocking it out of the park on that one critical time when it mattered most and where so many have failed before.