The American Dream

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The American Dream Is Achievable And Is Alive To begin with, for majority of the people it is an idea that every U.S citizen should have an equal opportunity to succeed and achieve through positive outcome such as hard work, determination, and initiative. What it means to me is everybody flourishing on the dreams they have in mind and living the life they want. For instance, the author, Adam Shepard, of the book “Scratch Beginning” had succeed on the american dream through positive outcomes when facing many adversity such as living in poverty. On the other hand, there are those who do not believe the american dream is achievable. Others would say it is not achievable when achieving the american dream because of laziness, unfairness of others, and poverty. Adam Shepard, J.D Vance, Daniel J. Mitchell , Ed Feulner and Barbara Ehrenreich have many ideas of the american dream. I believe the american dream is alive and anyone can achieve it through appreciation, support, opportunities, and determination. The first reason the american dream is alive and anyone can achieve it through appreciation. Adam Shepard the author of ,Scratch Beginnings, wrote “ Rainy days sucked, but they made us appreciate the sunny days even more; Bad tips made us appreciate the good ones”( P.186). It confirms my belief that people can achieve the american dream by being thankful on what they have and by what they got. On the other hand, those who do not believe the american dream is alive would
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