Perhaps I am being paranoid. It may be too far fetched to make the link between digital payments and people’s poor money habits. After all, adults today fall for Ponzi schemes, despite having been brought up in a time that rely on physical cash rather than virtual transactions.
His worldview is not complicated. His ideas are not complex. He thinks working in McDonald's is sufficient to provide for all his future needs and wants. That troubled me.
In today's day and age, it becomes more important for deliberate engagement, particularly if you want to create the intrinsic motivation to work on a specific area.
Show that you can add value to the organisation, and show that you have the right values to carry out the role.
If you are looking for a change in career trajectory, say so. If you are searching for better prospects, say it too. If you do not know much about the position, be open about it.