Synthesis Essay On The American Dream

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Throughout the last couple of years, this society of teens seems to be losing their confidence on the American Dream, the way teens think now a day makes no difference to them, but just dreaming of being happy when life does not always give them happiness. A man once said, “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life” (Lennon) ,meaning how he was being ignored and possibly bullied. What this quote really means is that he didn’t really understand life as it is. He found being “Happy” in life was all that mattered to go on and live, but he knew he was wrong from what they told him at school. The same way some teens probably go their life with, not…show more content…
Teenagers seem to not take it serious and ignore it because they have other things to worry about. An example is school and friends to worry about instead of dreaming. Teenagers seem to care, and have much more interest on getting their homework done in time, and hanging out with friends. Erin Gifford said, “Teens gossip, they do homework and they always want to catch up with friends so their environment in instant messaging isn’t a shock. The presence of a person at the other end—knowing they will respond to your message—seems to be the most important thing people enjoy about”(Gifford). Explaining how teens now see their life, and seem to care about more than The American dream they were once told about. Many other teens in fact care nothing about this, because of personal problems in their life. For example a teen can be going through family problems, breakup, and even bullying. This is where the American Dream is almost never present for

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