When I decided to give into my mom's pressuring and threats to jump head first into going to grad school for an area of study I have zero interest in, despite never really being a school material, still paying off countless loans from college, while on the brink of losing my job during the economic depression. Of course, I was hiding from her that I was losing my job and had countless college loans. So I had to give in just to put up that front. I ended up dropping out of grad school due to money and bad grades. So all it did was drastically widen my unemployment gap, screw me up financially and pile my mountain of college loans even more.
Had I not done this, I think right now I will be around a place where I am financially and career wise.
The truth is strictly what the ones in power perceives it to be.
Enjoy any good things, even the little and menial ones, as you will never know what impending distresses could descend upon you in a moment.