Advantages Of The American Dream

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In 1620, approximately 132 English men, women, and children, set sail to “The New World” aboard the English ship famously known as the Mayflower. They sought to break away from the Church of England so they could practice religious freedom. About 200 years later, millions of immigrants poured into the United States from Latin America and Europe seeking new economic opportunities. And today, approximately one million immigrants enter America every year hoping to start a new life. All immigrants have one thing in common: they are chasing the “American Dream”. The American Dream has many interpretations, but it is commonly defined as “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative”. Success stories of the few who go from “rags to riches” by overcoming their obstacles and unfortunate circumstances through hard work, grit, and perseverance have lingered in the American culture for centuries, but with unemployment rates on the rise, and class mobility rates declining, many are questioning if the American dream is…show more content…
But eventually it will subside and something else will take its place… At the end of pain is success.” Most people don’t achieve success because they don’t rise over their challenges. That challenge may be a traumatic event, geographical surroundings, or a physical disability. But it is up to each individual to rise above their pain and achieve greatness. Everyone faces their own challenges in life. The same thing can happen to two different people, one will use it as an excuse saying “I cant… because…” while the other will say “I will… because…” The common denominator between all success stories is that they didn’t quit in the face of adversity and uncertainty. Success is reserved for those willing to put in the work to rise above their
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