“Software engineers are grossly overpaid, and many (I) feel entitled to the money and benefits they (I) enjoy. In reality, software engineers are not smarter or better than any other type of worker.”
What a silly self-defeating assertion. The problem is not that Software Engineers are overpaid, its that many other industries are grossly underpaid. Also take into account that the biggest software hubs i.e. mountain view, san francisco, etc where cost of living prices are astronomical. Most software engineers I know make enough to live comfortably in the areas they work. This is a paradigm that I wish existed in more industries, but the fact that it isn’t, is not a reason to say Software Engineers are overpaid.