The enemy is no longer them. The ‘red tape’ that you claim stands in the way of creating the life you want is inside you, not outside.
It’s easy to blame the politicians and the other bureaucrats who have complicated the system and depersonalized everything. They provide great cover for you to care less, to pass the buck, and to look for ways to take it out on someone else’s hide.
But change isn’t going to happen by itself. There is no ‘responsible adult’ that is going to suddenly appear and make things right again. If you continue to show up, give the minimum and throw up your hands in resignation, maybe the real culprit is in the mirror.
Can you remember when you decided that it was ok to merely show up and be average?
There is still time to be the real you.