Currently, a lot of countries' economies are slowing down, meaning that the number of jobs that are being created is either decreasing or remaining stagnant. This means there are fewer positions in the world for people to become successful in. Furthermore, the world population is increasing at a rapid rate. Many countries are also seeing the number of people increase in their borders - all of this means that there are fewer positions for far more people (this is not applicable to most European countries, as those are in Stage 4 of the Demographic Transition Model and therefore have decreasing populations). The increase in people and decrease in employment will continue to occur as time progresses. And of course, due to the creation of the internet, more people are aware of it. Therefore, they are less likely to be motivated and more likely to be unsuccessful in their endeavors.