Who would have thought that the son of a poor Appalachian turd miner; the grandson of a goat ball licker, born in the town of Could-Be-President, one day could be President of the United States?"- Stephen Colbert
This sounds like when Paul Ryan was talking about working at McDonald's. A bunch of silly shit so they can say they bootstrap pulled.
What the hell does "life-affirming" even mean, anyway.
I love it when unfairly fortunate and/or grossly overprivileged people realize, once bullshit is well back in the rearview mirror, that said bullshit was the stuff that taught them the most about how to become the "successes" they are, even though there is absolutely no way any part of this delusion is true.