Anon, the middle class is a fabrication created by the elites to keep the poor blind and pacified. No matter how hard you work, it's impossible to even get close to elites which is pretty much a really gated community at this point filled with politicians and industrialists and celebrities who share common capitalistic beliefs while preaching progressive ideas for the sake of virtue signaling to compensate for their greed.
The most sad part is that middle class may look like they're speaking for the poor, through media or press or political movements, but they're pretty much just perpetuating the system and making sure a true communist revolution doesn't happen and they just pretty much become a mouthpiece of the elites in a roundabout way.
The elites pretty much give a small taste of what it feels like being rich to middle class, but do whatever they can to make sure that the rest of the luxuries they experience get locked behind a massive paywall.
Being middle class is painful once you realize the sheer brutality of this lie, but you still end up having to play this rigged game because you can't climb uphill while the slope is too steep and going any lower is considered to be degrading yourself.
Btw I'd always side with a hard working stripper than fucking Sundar Pichai.
He's shady as fuck.