America has continued to grow as a nation in many ways: economically, technologically, idealistically, etc. ; however, there is an area that still needs improvement. Othering is a term that describes exactly what America needs to improve on. Othering is when a majority group view or treat minorities as inferior and alienates them from higher social classes. America was built on the backbone of othering, yet we are guilty of it ourselves.
It is part of human nature to strive to go further, achieve more and become a better person. Many people nowadays decide to leave their country in search for a better life in order to provide positive changes for their future, and that is the main reason as to why people migrate. Reasons for immigration can include lack of educational opportunities, the standard of living is not being high enough, or the low value of wages. Immigration has become a major part of life in the 20th century, and many people see America as the land of freedom, countless opportunities and thus they choose to migrate to the United States whether as naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents, refugees, international students, or even undocumented immigrants. The
Be yourself, be true to you, not some dream, but you”(Chaka). This refutes the idea that America is “the land of endless opportunities” because most people have the preset notion that by just coming to America you will be gifted with endless opportunities and everything will come easy to you. In a scene they believe in the parable “it's always greener on the other side”, yet they don’t understand that once you come to America you still have to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and work hard in order to make a successful life full of those
The American Dream is an ideal that every citizen should have an equal right to achieve success. In modern times, there are many obstacles to reaching the American Dream. Many people struggle to overcome the obstacles of the good life, but eventually finds a way out. In the passage, “A Smart Cookie”, it says, “I could’ve been somebody, you know?” People give up, when they could have ended up living the good life. Even though people may not know about the American Dream, money and education are a big obstacle to defeat it.
The American Dream is the belief that anyone, regardless of race, class, gender, or nationality, can be successful in America if they just work hard enough. The American Dream presents a view of the American society in which ignores racism problems, income inequality, etc. In the 1920’s, it was a very difficult and resulting time for the American Dream. Due to increased immigration, changing women’s roles, and a extraordinary income inequality. The country was also in the midst of an economic boom, which fueled the belief that anyone could “strike it rich”.
As technological advances continue to surpass what anyone could have imagined in the 1950s, we continue to feel pressed for time. Despite technological advances that have saved time, members of our society have taken that time and applied it to additional tasks, aiming to achieve more with each second of time they can spare elsewhere. While multitasking has become integrated into the American lifestyle and a normal part of everyday life especially for Millennia's and Gen Z, and something that many think increases productivity, some studies find that multitasking actually causes people to lose focus and ultimately achieve far less than they would if they otherwise focused on one task at a time. In the New York Times article, “Multitasking Can Make You Lose … Um … Focus” by Alina Tugend, Tugend argues that multitasking doesn’t make people more productive but rather, causes them to lose focus on one task due to continuously shifting focus.
Another article called Envy and the American Dream by Nitin Nohria summarizes how no matter what Americans go through to have this extraordinary dream we will still stick together as a whole. Nohria directly states, “The American Dream is the country’s most important asset.” This quote proves that the dream of opportunities is what our country is known for. “We are beginning to show signs of focusing more on others than on ourselves” (Nohria). In sum, America is starting to focus more on what others think then on their own opinion. If ones center of attention is on others judgement, how are they supposed to set forth their
The American Dream is so essential to our country as it is an honor to reach your goals and make it a reality. The American Dream is the national ethos that people’s lives would be better and abundant with many opportunities. The American Dream was more accessible to attain back in the days, however, changed over the years. Although the “American Dream” is still possible, many people, minorities are affected by the lack of improvement in social mobility in our society. The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work.
This idea mainly states that one should stick to their lane they were born with and live as the same way they were raised. The American Dream really impacted the civilian life as many changed their roles and hoped for reaching success. This eventually lead to many outcomes of today’s Americans who thrive the cities of the land of the free. In today’s society there are still levels of class in any country. Because of the high population, there might be no chance to whenever one could succeed in achieving their dreams unless they were born in that social
People try endlessly to achieve a dream of social prosperity throughout the American dream, but that is not what gives them that. In conclusion, Americans hope that finally achieving the American dream will them great wealth.
In America we are facing a huge issue on whether the American dream is still alive many say no but I believe yes, the American dream is still possible through hard work determination and initiative. Although many obstacles may come your way through out your journey it’s still possible to excel in life. Being in America is a gateway to many opportunities. I believe that in order to be successful you have to work hard for what you want, great opportunities can surround you your entire life but if you don’t have that drive to go and get it then you will remind exactly where you are in life. Another issue is rate of poverty and homelessness, just because you are in a certain situation does not mean that you will continue to be that way forever.
Prospect of the better life and better reality has chased humanity since beginning of time. In United States this concept particularly holds true. We as a nation believe that we can be anyone we want and anything is possible as long as we work hard we will eventually obtain it. This we call the American Dream. Today the quest for American Dream is more challenging than ever from increasing need for higher education due to globalization and cost increases in education due to it to security concerns in Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.
The phrase “The American Dream” was first invented by the historian James Truslow. He said: ‘’the American dream was a land in which life should be better, and richer, and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. ‘’ And the dream has been change from the pursuit of principle to a pursuit of middle –class lifestyle. This can be because the high class has taken advantage of the working class. When they could be helping a lot of people with their opportunities, they just simply think of themselves, and don’t give they just take whatever they want without thinking there could be any consequences.
The same shift has happened in the American Dream. What started as a dream for success in The Land of Opportunity now leaves the hopeful only wanting more money and more possessions. The American Dream shifted its focus from success to commercialism and materialism. The transition from success to materialism originated in the ideals of the Puritans. The Puritans
Howard Zinn argues throughout his book that one of the main purposes of the state is to establish long term stability of the system. In the United States during the late 1800 's and early 1900 's, there was a rapid incline in industrialization. This meant more factories were popping up trying to take advantage of the time and pursue their American dream in the realm of free enterprise. In this pursuit however businesses rarely gave attention to the needs of the workers. The end goal was to make capital to invest in capital, so anywhere money could be saved or earned businesses took full advantage of it.