Increasingly, every nickel (and then some) of what most people in this culture earn is devoted to simple life maintenance (food, water, shelter, energy). I haven't been on a plane in nearly 20 years. Few people I know even take vacations any more, they can't afford to.
It is made almost impossible in this society to step off the capitalist rat wheel. Banks and landlords are the first at your throat, followed by simple hunger. If you're in a position where you own your own house and grow your own food, wow! Even then, the tax man will come looking for you every year to grab some cash for that house. Try paying your taxes in tomatoes and let us know how that goes.
Every single one of us has ancestors who once lived off what the land provided. That land was stolen, they were frog-marched into an industrial economy and told to find work. It's called wage slavery, and unless you are independently wealthy or retired, that is precisely what you are: a slave.
So people can wag their fingers all they like about how other slaves live, but even those of us who recognize the problem are struggling to find any way off this rat wheel. What probably needs to happen, sorry to say, is a socialist revolution. Capitalism cannot stop doing what it is doing, because if it stops growing it dies.
The Earth is exhausted. Either capitalism dies, or humanity dies with this exhausted, resource-stripped planet. As ever, the choice comes down to socialism or barbarism.