>>3011>At the top of the pyramid are old men
No. At the top are the leisure rich. Most old men are working to support their families, and do not have or exercise very much power. The worst off among old men are the guys who failed socially and economically, and are left alone with deceased parents and entry level jobs. The fifty year old alcoholic janitor accesses a level of realistic despair most people will never dream of. A lot of guys this age are also divorced and isolated. Older, middle aged men have the highest suicide rates by far.
These do deserve to be really high up. Even if you're plain you can flirt with a shy engineering student and live comfortably on their income. Truly unattractive ones have it awful, but they're quite rare, and most women who think they're ugly are not ugly.
>Next come young men, who are put down by old men since they are their competition, but will be at the top one day.
A rich young man has it better than a rich old man. You're assuming old guys are rich and high status when most are not. With men, it's very dependent on personality and ambition. A dysfunctional man is practically excluded from most good things in life, while dysfunctional women can still have patches of intimacy and stability by glomming onto people who have their shit together. An ambitious, attractive, and likable young man has it as good as young women do.
If they're in marriages they don't have it much worse than old men. Spinsters have a hard way, yeah. But if you're talking about people in retirement homes, almost everybody has a shit life.
Anyways, you're you. It doesn't do much good to worry about how you could have been born in better circumstances.