It does feel great as a man to hear that there is nothing in between being a minimum wage coke addict and having a successful career and a boat in the harbor. The real average income in the US is around $40k. That’s the reality. When every man is expected to be exceptional, to beat the statistics, you are going to see more and more men, hard working, educated, intelligent, creative, decent men, turn their backs on relationships entirely. It’s happening already. Not complaining, just stating the pure reality that no one can live under that kind of pressure, which is why you are seeing a sharp rise in both suicide rates and societal/familial dropout rates among adult men in our society.