You will end up being the only person on the whole planet who cares
It's usually at this point that a person finally realizes that that's pretty much how they started out, too.
This is the obverse of the equally-timeless idea that the world is going to hell because the lazy, uncultured, over-coddled kids these days look/talk/act funny and play terrible music.
The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.
You speak as if we all had "consensus" to spend money on certain things.
You do. It usually happens in early November, when you choose which people you will send to DC to represent your interests.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken