article is wrong. World is a meritocracy. I am the same age as you and my income is over 2x my combined parental income. It could be 3x by the end of 2016.
Sorry you slacked off, were risk-adverse, majored in feminist-norwegian pottery, and now have become a bitter women.
You want to know who hurts kids? Look in the mirror. People like you tell them that success is a lie and f*** them up for life.