Interesting to watch, though. Based, I agree, on the notion that if you shout loudly about your belief in the world being a certain way then you can bend reality so that the world actually becomes that way.
Came across this notion in a minor way when working in the States. Someone on the office I was in remarked that you 'have to market yourself three hours a day, honey'.
By which the implication was that you need to tell white lies about yourself so that you appear successful which will mean that success will naturally follow and accrue to you.
Which is all very well if you have three hours a day to spare fluffing your CV but the reality is that your employer will become annoyed if you are concentrating a morning every day to self-marketing rather than doing the job he or she is paying you to do. So it can go wrong.
Some other things about the US and the gap between fiction and reality. Back in 2006 something like 4 million American women were reporting 'unspecified back pain' to their doctors in order to access prescription painkillers. One of the taxi drivers I used was exasperated at some women sitting in her car with a green traffic light showing. He had to beep the horn at her to get her to wake up.
He referred to them as 'Percodan Princesses'. Said he came across it in his job all the time. Half zonked drivers, predominantly female, driving around on tranquillisers.
Since then there has been the whole oxycontin thing, an epidemic of prescribed drug abuse which is so serious it has actually begun to affect the population numbers in the US.
The whole thing of having the American Dream, or not being able to attain it no matter what you do or how hard you work, is causing a self-medication epidemic in the US.
Easier to treat the status anxiety than it is to be wealthy and successful according to American measures of those things. The politics of the US seems to be the same way. Trumpism, the yah-boo sucks form of populism, is the current oxycontin for the MAGA heads. It also allows them, I notice, to blame others for the noticeable scarcity of the American Dream life in America these days.
And that is alluringly addictive. Soon as Trump is elected life president and expels all the people who are holding back the American Dream then the American Dream will come back.