I discovered that this system is based on fears; fear of loss and fear of pain. This is packaged by consumerism (advertising loss and lack to market what will prevent that from happening) and hedonism ( sensory pleasures and agents for numbing and dissociating from pain).
Examples that I can think of from the top of my head :
You have to have a degree to make a decent living
You have to pay your taxes to avoid jail
You have to pay your mortgage/rent to avoid homelessness
You have to work hard to avoid being laid off
You have to study hard to not fail your classes
Save up for a rainy day
You never know what will happen
Better safe than sorry
(you’re being sold fear so that you can buy security)
The only place that doesn’t have constraints or an overlay of scarcity :
Unlimited entertainment! Unlimited array of channels and shows! Movies on demand! Unlimited internet! Unlimited music! Dirt cheap junk food! Unlimited attention! Unlimited trolling and shitposting! Unlimited selfies!! Free social media websites!
(you’re the product)