Are you surviving?... Or living?
There's a huge difference.
It isn't about money. Or status. Or how much knowledge you obtain. Your degree isn't going to do it for you. Neither is the corner office or plaque on the desk. If you were only surviving life before those things, that isn't going to change. If you were truly living, they may not even be desirable to you. What REALLY makes the difference?
I know who I used to be. I know who I am now. I know the impossibility of that change. No. The rest doesn't really matter.