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 more 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.
When he joins he starts understanding mInore. I also see the world as an unfair place. It’s not fair how some people gets to grow up with rich parents and many poor. Many people have more Opportunities to be successful in life than others. Although the world is not fair, i believe thats how its supposed to be.
The American dream in our time has finally become accepting of not only minorities, but those that are financially disabled and that have other extrinsic factors affecting their lives as well. In the past, the poor may be seen as useless and unfit to belong anywhere, and given little sympathy because of some unavoidable faults such as: being born in a porn family, mental illness, or a sudden drop in the stock market. Nevertheless, the American dream has become attainable for those willing to work hard enough for it; not just for those born into an affluent family.A similar case is presented in the article “How Rural Students Define the American Dream” by Magdalena Slapik. The article focuses on kids living in rural areas across America and giving them an opportunity to express what the American Dream means to them. One of the students they interviewed was 10th grader Madison Ortega.
Otherwise stated, Americans aspirations of accomplishing a better life has been replaced by maintaining their current position at all cost. They are more concerned about holding on what they already possess rather than getting more. Americans’ mind-sets have evolved to adapt to their current realities: the cost of living has increased since the past decade. Most of those Americans are still traumatized by the Great Recession, a period in which many people lost their job. Americans may have shifted priorities, nonetheless their motivation to firmly hold on their current wealth come from their deep desire to live comfortably.
However, both of them have different thoughts and explanation. The idea of the American Dream in Tan’s vision is more about the freedom that citizens can have. Moreover, it is a way or direction on how people want to build up their life stories and also the freedom of living creatively in the society. On the other hand, Hume focused more on people’s position and their economy. Hume thinks that parents back in the past thinks that if their children achieve a higher position in the society and have a higher waged job with a better living environment.
Materialism is a problem in American society, everyday people go for the next best thing just to show off their possessions. People show off what they have, and once they get tired of it, they begin to go for the latest, cellular devices, clothing’s, cars etc. According to Tim Kasser, “People develop ideals looking at the lives of their friends, neighbors, co-workers, and relatives” (Kasser52). What he is trying to say is, instead of every person helping each other expand in life, everyone is in rivalry with one another. In order to make an attempt at fixing the American society, making it less materialistic, people must become and think correspondingly of a minimalist.
Most people want to influence the world and make a difference in the lives of others, but how exactly can one achieve this? Not all people are born into a comfortable life, but those who are have a responsibility to assist people in more unfortunate circumstances. Fortunately, this idea of giving changed the life of an impoverished man named Deogratias. In the book Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder, Deo, along with the rest of his country, lived in a deprived state. Without the correct resources, people have a difficult time acquiring a worthy education, having a purposeful job, and creating a steady income.
When people get used to being helped by others they become less self sufficient and do not know how to contribute to society without someone assisting them. The future of America relies on the advancement of the individual, because as of now there is more emphasis placed on fitting in and doing what society thinks is right versus doing what you think is right. The youth of today will be tomorrow’s leaders sooner than it’s realized. Millennials are people that were born in the 1990s - the early 2000s and they will be who this country relies on to make it a better place to live. With so much media presence in society,
The American dream is a dream of a land in which one can prosper with ambition and hard work. This idea has created many illusions for some because in reality the American dream is proven to be something that is rarely achieved. No individual is guaranteed success or destined for failure, but it is apparent that women, people of color, and those born into poverty will face greater obstacles than others, despite being a greater part of the American population. An author that tackles the issue of class in the United States is Gregory Mantsios. In his essay, “Class in America-2009”, Mantsios aims to prove that class affects people’s lives in drastic ways.
Why is the “American Dream” not taken advantage of? Do we get blinded by love so easily in this country that we forget what we actually came for? The American dream is a desire for improving our way of life such as achieving goals to have riches, a high education, and material goods. Parents leave their countries of origin so their kids can have a better living environment, and sometimes even bring them along so they can get a higher education. I couldn’t believe Mago, Carlos, Leonardo, and Betty did not take advantage of being in the land of opportunity.
Supports of free community college believe the educational opportunities would help poor Americans succeed in society, closing the wage gap. There are also many strongly opposed to free community college and find many faults in the President’s plan. Free community college would greatly effect this country. Whether good or bad, its impact would be felt across the nation.
Many people that are victims who are trafficked are seeking to escape poverty and discrimination, improve their lives and send money back to their families. Often they get an offer of a well-paying job, when these victims arrive at the place of destination; they find that the work they were promised does not exist and they are forced instead to work in jobs or conditions to which they did not agree. I personally think that this is the harshest thing anyone can go