Over the past five years, current prices on houses, apartments, and condos have increased dramatically. Those who work at the minimum wage have a difficult time paying these high prices if they are financially well enough to even afford a home. Many families have been forced to take out high interest loans in order soften the blow of high mortgage payments but will likely never own their home and continue to pay for it until they either pass away or are bankrupt. Although housing puts a chokehold on one’s bank account, the utilities inside the home also demonstrate that the minimum wage does not allow for one to live a prosperous and debt-free life. With gas,
After they come to that realization then you can start finding better ways to be happy. The truth is that nothing in the world can make a person happy forever. The Great Gatsby is a story about people who are chasing happiness but in the end it only leads to death and sadness. The only way to happiness has nothing to do with money. It is gained by enjoying life and what you do.
"To be of want of it...is to live out of the world, or to be despised if you come into it;" (lines 2-4). William Hazlitt compares the desire of money to ultimate rejection by society. Hazlitt explains that individuals who want more money will never gain the approval or the status of the wealthy. Another example of his use of metaphor is, "To be in want of it...it is to be compelled to stand behind a counter, or to sit at a desk in some public office, or to marry your landlady, or not the person you would wish;" (lines 16-19). He compares the never-ending anguish of wanting money to having to work a low-level job or never being with the person you want.
The main character, Jay Gatsby, does not project the same kind of greediness. He is the ideal in the view of the American dream, except from the fact that he does not have a family. He does not care for the wealth that he has built up as it is just a tool for him to get Daisy. The way that he is greedy is how much he wants Daisy. He cannot simply settle for having Daisy, he need her to say that she never even loved Tom, much like greediness in money means you want more and once you get it you want even more.
Having money should never define the person you are because you could be rich you could just be rude and not help anyone and be selfish and if you are wealthy you could have the nicest heart and be very helpful to people that are in need. The family doesn't really trust Willy because of the way he is and they
There are many other traps around America that deceive the immigrants because their weakness of not knowing English and the desire of getting a great life in America which lead them unpreparedly get fooled by the businessmen. These traps prevented the immigrants from leaving America, because of the significant amount of debt that they have to pay each month, which forced them to keep working and become the slave of this capitalistic society in America. Unfortunately, even they work very hard, in most of the time they will not get anything in return, such that Jurgis’s family cannot even keep the house at the of the book and many of family members’ health destroyed by the harsh working conditions in the
Typically, one does not think about unemployment being a social problem, unless you are someone that is unemployed or has experienced unemployment. Unfortunately, unemployment is becoming a serious social problem today in society. Many people who happen to be unemployed are more than capable of working they just do not have the proper experience or flexibility that a job requires. Many are also unemployed because there are not enough jobs for everyone. The unemployment rate is rising every day and the something needs to be done to stop this.
However German government printed more money to pay off the debt but it caused inflation. The government had 300 million papers and work 24 hours a day to pay a huge amount of debt. Germany wasn’t earning money properly, so it didn’t affect their wealth, which means they were still poor while they are keep making money. So prices of goods and education and services rose quickly. So many people didn’t go to the hospital, because it was too
The workers have had to face many challenges just like the pioneers trying to find a new life, but after that, they were given zero rest and were forced to go work everyday. In addition, thirty dollars a month, meant a dollar every day, and to be more exact, that was not a lot of money at all compared to the hard work the Chinese put in. Through this cruel event in history for the Chinese Laborers, it had made a huge effect in today’s world. Chinese today are allowed in the US with citizenship because of the many controversy in the late 1800s. This has really taught the US government and business company to be what they are today, welcoming and always putting their citizens
Tough times never last. However, tough people do.”-unknown Sometimes people don’t tend to realize the hardships of life back in the 1930’s, more specifically The Great Depression. Going without a steady job, use of transportation, and everyday electricity, was quite the struggle for people back then. To be exact, families would have to deal with making money in various ways. Unlike today, attending your everyday job was not the case.