I don't even know where to start. I hold a bachelor's degree and 3 other diplomas and I have been working for the past ten years and I am still getting paid Entry Level. All my friends are rising through the ranks and rolling in money but I am still stuck here, trapped, and poor. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or if it's just immensely terrible luck. I am not even employed full time currently and I'm so afraid to leave my part time job because the market's terribly competitive now, and I'm not confident in getting another employer who would provide me insurance like my current one would. The clock is ticking and I'm not getting any younger and seriously I don't even have half of what everyone else around me have in my bank account. My friends talk about taking $10,000 to travel like it's dispensable, and here I am without even $10 to spare for lunch. I am dead embarrassed to go out with them and I avoid socialising at all costs, to the point of just ignoring their texts because I know they're just going to tell me how poor I am when we see each other. I don't really need to hear that. I feel like all my education's gone to waste. I spent tonnes of money on them but employers don't care. They just want someone who would do the job for as little money as possible and sadly I have to settle for whatever the market's offering me. This is making me feel so worthless and redundant. After paying bills and buying basic necessities I'm practically left with nothing at all. There are days I cannot even afford basic necessities and have to try to make do. Prices of things are always rising but my income isn't keeping up. I do other odd jobs too to give myself more income and it's making me so lethargic and they don't even pay enough. It feels like I'm here desperately trying to scrape every single cent I can find while my friends are all having a good time travelling the world and buying properties and cars when I can't even afford public transport sometimes. Sorry I just needed to vent this out. I know I should be happy that I even have a job but I feel insanely worn out and tired. Feels like no matter how hard I try, it's just "not enough".