This is interesting to me because it seems to show a difference between the “ruling class” and the “working class”. The fact that several US Presidents participated in these sorts of events shows that the “ruling class” is taught that they are in charge of their destiny. That they need to make things happen, while many in the “working class” believe that things happen to them. They are lucky to land a better job, or unfortunate to be at the mercy of a bad economy.
The more successful you desire to be, the more you need to understand that your destiny is in your hands.