Realism, pragmatism and the stark sensations of unfulfilled ways of being with work are everywhere fella. You're right to share this.
I will say though, and I might be exceptional in that I've taken matters into my hands and broken out of the grip of employ, but I am utterly absorbed, inspired and alive with my work.
The team that have come together around that are also of that ilk. Sure we've experienced a couple of misfires, but largely we're embodying how it can be.
So our work, is to make this possible in every piece of work we can deliver. It's not always easy, and doesn't always come out in the way we would like, but nevertheless that's our cause: All those thing you list, and in our own small but determined way, overturn the deficit that is in how people experience work. And create states of flourishing.
So will we save you from more trench foot and shell shock? Doubtful of that unless we were directly engaged but as the great Pete Tong declared "we continue."
Go well mate. Your best may yet be to come. Hopefully we'll also be a part of something that helps your family yet to enter into the workforce have a good crack at what we've crated here and deliver to our clients and with partners.