American Dream In Scratch Beginnings

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“The American Dream” The definition of the American Dream is as follows: the foundation idea that the individual can come from nothing and become anything. It’s the idea that the american system of Capitalism allows anyone to fulfill their dreams. However, most people believe in their own American Dream, their own “perfect life.” It can be full of happiness, money, love, food, cars, whatever anyone desires, everyone has a different opinion. In “Scratch Beginnings”, Adam Shepard gives the listing of three people who lives in the society, “1. Those that go to school and educate themselves and go on to live professional lives; 2. Workaholics, who spend their lives breaking their backs, laboring to make somebody else rich; and 3. The lazy, those…show more content…
It seems that so often the subject of economic standing and wealth are said synonymously with the phrase “The American Dream.” To the enlightened individual the dream is not just a dollar sign, or desk name-tag at work, but the ability to walk into a room or a home, and know that their presence is welcomed and looked forward to. The dream is realizing that in America, we have resources to make an honest difference. In “Scratch Beginnings”, this quote says that “Hey, we all come from different backgrounds, most of which weren’t normal. We’re all messed up.” (Shepard 25). Everyone makes mistakes, that’s part of human life like the American Dream, starting off small and start slowly getting better during the process. Adam works hard to acquire the best education that he could find and get good jobs to raise money in the…show more content…
The sky is limited to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family" expressed Sanford I. Weill. With low levels of belief in the value of hard work and high levels of stress among poor respondents in the U.S. as a starting point, it compares optimism about the future across poor respondents of difference races. The poor minorities were much more optimistic about the future than other people. There are high costs to being poor in America, where winners win big losers fall hard. Indeed, the dream, with its focus on individual initiative in a meritocracy, has resulted in far less public support than there is in other countries for safety nets, vocational training, and community support for those with disadvantage or bad
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