"Wilbur and Orville didn't *talk* about building an airplane for the better part of a century while simply making more and more hype artwork and articles."
Instead humanity dreamed about flying since we stepped out of our caves Milena ago. Seriously, Greek legends about Icarus, Renaissance artist's renditions of helicopters, etc etc. Humanity has always been obsessed with flying.
I'm sorry that you don't want to travel to the stars, but humanity needs something to fix our collective eye on and work for, else we devolve into smacking each other over the head with clubs for breeding rights, food and water.
If the technology doesn't exist to make it viable let's invent it. Apollo did wonders for our world, I expect that if humanity got its act together and started working on a shared goal we'd all be much better off. Living just to be comfortable doesn't sound like living to me.