in fairness, the lack of drive isn't driven by cultural narratives or anything. It's a symptom of ambition and drive not being adequately rewarded. People are a lot more likely to get a job because of "networking" (i.e. usually nepotism or something adjacent) than their actual grades, qualifications, degrees, etc.
I mean, I totally agree with everything you've said and nothing you've said contradicts this, I just think the nuance is worth mentioning, since unlike the lack of genuine beliefs, which is
driven by cultural narratives (e.g. post-modern moral relativism), the lack of ambition and drive is a rational response to an economic system that ceases rewarding people with ambition and skill but without privileged connections.