I live in Southern California and no, not in a million dollar home lmao. More than half my income is extra because I don't spend any of it on extra, stupid shit. I live way below what I can, don't buy games, alcohol, etc. I pay for internet, groceries, whatever my mom needs, rent, etc.
I don't need to be in the middle class by YOUR definition to read basic statistics and understand the reality of the situation. I'm looking at the BROAD overview of the country, not just your anecdotal cry fest. Sorry but I don't choose to accept that a bunch of whiny teenagers and young adults are representative of the situation throughout the entire country who pretend like EVERYONE is living paycheck to paycheck while the statistics say more than half the households in the U.S. have disposable income and more than 40% of households have over 25k in yearly disposable income.