A lot of people think that they are in full control of their lives. They think that as long as they're making the right amount of money, live in the right part of town or otherwise enjoy the right kind of lifestyle that they are doing pretty well. In fact, a lot of people fully believe that the life that they're living is the best they could hope for.
Of course, this is just part of the picture. The other side involves their daily frustrations, their stress, pressure and the sense that somehow some way they feel stuck. How do you square the two? Well, a lot of people think that the latter is the price you pay to enjoy the former.