I know how how you feel, and I have a similar attitude towards life here in Suriname, where we've been stranded two years. Although the power grid here in Suriname sounds more reliable than yours (I think Nigeria and Cambodia are in the same boat), the people here have no idea how to hustle during these hard times. People are getting more violent, crime is up, and I now get ripped off on any transaction that doesn't involve fruits or vegetables.
Meanwhile the locals refuse to give up fast-food, driving cars, and using aircon 24/7. Problem is the banks only allow $100 worth of withdrawals per week, and the local people's lifestyle is more expensive than that. Easy for us because we are survivors, and we will pick Surinamer's coconuts, papayas, moringa, noni and cassava leaves if they are neglecting them. We just gotta do it when they aren't looking because then they ask for market prices.
People here make me suck my teeth too many times in a day. !wine