Besides a couple of places on this forum (like RE), it seems that everyone hates their lives and their jobs. Obviously the long hours, high-stress situations, etc are to blame for this but in other industries that have their own forums you see far happier people on them.
Like out of curiosity I've been to many different forums of different careers (doctors, cops, firefighters, engineers, sales, programmers, data science, actuaries, even lawyers and diplomats/foreign service officers, and couple others I'm forgetting) and they all seem to have a decent portion of people that enjoy their lives and their jobs.
Though whenever I head to a forum about investment banking, private equity, consulting, accounting, etc something like 90% of the comments are people saying they absolutely loathe their jobs.
The other jobs I've listed deal with crazy hours too (doctors and cops for example) maybe not as bad but still pretty brutal and yet they all don't regret their career or hate it at all.
Are there happier people in lower stress/lower hour positions like smaller investment banks, corporate roles, ECM/DCM roles, etc?
Edit: I've even seen stats on it too. Something like 75% of physicians are satisfied (with 25% being extremely satisfied), engineers got some crazy high rates at like 90% satisfaction and even lawyers have something like a 66% satisfaction rate of their jobs. I can say without a doubt that more than 50% of the investment banking/consulting experience I've read is "I hate my life/hours/boss/whatever" Seeing the phrase "I love my job" is like finding gold in finance forums from my experience.