Software engineering is a much better career path than everything this community talks about
I'm not sure whether people in here are not aware of this so let me say it as explicitly as I can. You work more hours and you get paid less than people in tech companies. It's true for graduates, it's true after a couple of years, it's true for people at the end of their careers, and it's even true for crazy outliers (look at the richest people on earth, tech beats every other industry).
Why are you guys slaving away for a worse life and less money when there are better career options out there? I'm not judging, I'm just curious what is going on in your minds. I must be missing something.
[Edit]: So to summarize all your comments: you are aware that you make less money and work more and that your life is worse than your tech equivalents, but you simply can't do anything about it. (I mean, you could, but the career switch would take so much time and effort that it's practically impossible). I'm not hating or bragging, you know it's true.