Stop thinking about what you want and how to get it. Start thinking about what is called for, here and now, and how you might rise to the occasion and offer what is needed with the gifts, virtues, genius, daemon, abilities, interests, aptitudes, etc. that are yours to share-- without regard for what you stand to gain or lose in the matter. Here's the situation. How can you be of help? That is to be your focus in each situation as it arises. Not how can you exploit it to your benefit, gain and good, but how can you be of help. In each situation as it arises, for the rest of your life.
More people have a higher standard of living today than at any point in the past. Whether that equates to a better life would never make it out of the "It all depends on how you look at it" stage. What is "a better life," with all things considered? Better in terms of what? Who says? Is our life better than Jesus' life? Better than the Buddha's life? Would they trade their life for ours? Would we trade our life for theirs? Whose life would you trade for? My hunch is that most of us would be happy to settle for enough money to pay the bills that are necessary for us to do what is ours to do. Who needs more money than that? What are the bills that are necessary to do what is ours to do? What is ours to do? A better life would be one that answered those three questions in reverse order correctly.
We wait for clarity regarding what needs to be done and the right time and place for doing it. And when the "propitious moment" arises, like the Harvest Moon on an October evening, we rise and step forward into the Field of Action to "will and to do" according to the pleasure of the time and place of our living to do what is called for for no reason other than because it is called for, here and now, and to not act would be a betrayal of our place in life, and a rejection of all we are asked to stand for, and do, and be in the time that is ours to live, and do, and be. When it is now or never, let it be now!
I get it that democracy doesn't lend itself to the wealth of the few at the expense of the many. And I get it that it would be to the outlandish benefit of the few to bring an end to democracy using any and all means necessary to further their ambitions and realize their goal of being wealthy beyond imagining. And I get it that fascism/white supremacy is the best available route to the disenfranchisement of the many and the ascendance of the few. And I get that 30-40% of all white people fancy themselves being a part of that ascendance just because they are white. And I get that the joke is squarely on them. That they are being used by the white people destined for wealth and glory to usher their way to the end they deserve because they don't care what it takes to get there, and there doesn't have room enough for every aspiring white person to have a place among the deserving few, and the undeserving left-outs will just have to get over it-- after they have put an end to democracy. What I don't get is why Democrats don't get that Republicans are solely about The End of Democracy In Their Lifetime, and draw the lines necessary to end their dreams and squash their fat little fantasies about being wash in money galore forever while they have the chance to end the filibuster and pass laws favorable to Constitutional Democracy, voting rights, livable wages, health care, college loan relief, etc. I do not get that at all.