I cannot emphasize how much I saw this in my 20's and then later on in my banking years. Having to work from the ground up and pay for everything myself I know PRECISELY what it takes to afford things like BMW's, McMansions, and bottle service. 76% of Americans maybe living paycheck to pay check but I would claim nearly 95% of the vehicles you see on the road are leased, borrowed, or otherwise "not affordable" for those who are driving them.
If you want to be rich, and I do mean that, then buy this book and freaking read it. You'll be richer both in terms of financial wealth and "a wealth of happiness." If you want to keep doing what you've been programmed to do, and pursue materialism, things and other stuff that won't make you happy, by all means, continue being the "fake rich."