How do you reconcile America and the Buddha?

Here’s one way:

Desire everything. Need nothing.

       ~ Rhonda Byrne, creator of The Secret

And she’s Australian.

Though I’m sure you sense my jesting . . . I think there’s truth in it. In fact, I think there’s a super being in there, one who can desire and create toward those desires yet be independent of outcomes.

To create and move forward without being thrown by (seeming) failure, indifference or (apparent) lack of result — what an exhilarating freedom.
When Albert Einstein gave up
You know, more or less, and that's all you need