I think it will be worth it.
Not answering directly, but I have 30 something friends and know friend of friends who are pushing 40 with no assets, little work experience. I suppose they were the typical 'too cool for school' crowd.
Frankly, it is quite pathetic to be in that situation.
I say keep working hard, buy some apartments, make some more investments and learn to be a self-reliant good citizen.
Oh, and there are many women today, given the economic change of...