That is about the most shallow, uninformed, and thought free thing one could say about a group of people. Not to mention bullshit.
I respectfully disagree with your idea that my comment was, "thoughtless and shallow"..
How about if I dial it back to, "they're all 'type A' personalities. That's more of a "pop culture psychiatric evaluation"..
I don't begrudge them their success, on anything of the sort. Nor an I "jealous" their success. Nor am I from the "hive mind", an example of which might be obsessively playing one particular video game, subconsciously searching for communion with individuals of like mind and interests, A "surrogate family", as it were. Likewise, I don't believe that "hard work and ambition" are dirty words.
But, I finally did get around to reading the DSM-5's section on "personality disorders" last night..After a mid level delve into various categories, I deduced that I have a "mixed personality disorder". Not enough to be "harmful to myself or others", but enough to be sort of, "interesting".
Back to topic. what is no longer "fashionable" in the 21st century, is "empire building" in the physical sense. As you can plainly tell by the world's condemnation of Vladimir Putin, it's obsolete in the 21st century. (Who BTW is a psychopath, with paranoid delusions of grandeur. As is his b*tch, Donald Trump (**)
In our "Brave New World", empire building is done financially. This way, another sovereignty can be invaded and subjugated with much less of a physical presence, and without bloodshed.. But we do, nonetheless, have empires, which have particular spheres of influence. Off the top of my head, I'd cite M$ and Amazon as salient examples.
Then comes the question of how to differentiate financial "success". from unthrottled, unbridled, greed. For some, too much equals never enough, and so the "invasion" continues.
So, I'm going to stand by my conclusion that psychopathy makes the world go 'round. And continue to question the motives and methodology from which these "empires" arise.
I'll (mercifully), close with this little meme. "When you're climbing the corporate ladder, don't look up, as all you'll see is the person's a** who is a rung or two above you"
Their pathological lying, (particularly Trump's), is a dead giveaway