So I ended my last post with a bitter 'there IS no american dream!!' *smashes porcelain bald eagle*.
And I just had a revelation!! And it explains so so much about the US and the UK.
I guess people in America DO have an American Dream, that inherent 'if only I worked hard enough, I'd be able to be ______'. And that's kind of what keeps you guys going.
And in England, we don't have that, despite the fact that here we probably have a higher chance of becoming Prime Minister than anyone in America has of becoming President due to sheer numbers if anything. In the UK, we are cynical, cynical, cynical. At the heart of every Briton you will find a half empty glass, full of molasses black humour. Because we know. We know there's no fucking WAY we, us, me personally, will ever be Prime Minister. We don't even have that on our peripheral mental vision. Sure, theoretically we or you could do it, but as if we are ever going to even try. It's just never going to happen. Why? because we didn't go to Oxford, or Cambridge, or Harvard, or Yale. Because we don't have connections. Because we aren't rich. Because we are lazy.
And that's what I meant. The American dream is such bullshit! It's such a cruel lie told to the masses to placate them and make people do horrible jobs for horrible money. Here, we get that, and we do the shit jobs, and we don't complain. But we do realise that it is what it is.