All together working hard we as a country can have that “American Dream” with determination life can be better and richer for everyone. Regardless of the social class and where you came from that doesn’t really matter because anyone can achieve their goals by working hard. You’ll never know your limits unless
From the start of the America, to the America we know today, the driving force and the heart of America has always been and is it today the “American dream”. The “American dream” is a goal for many who live in America. They believe that the “American Dream” is controlling their own destiny, becoming successful, and living free. The “American Dream” is success, freedom, and being able to control your own destiny. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to; therefore, no reason to live.
Generation after generation, individuals and families come to America in the hope of a successful and content life. Everyone has goals that they wish to accomplish, and their ideas fall under the American dream. The American dream is achieved by working hard to accomplish the ideal future someone wishes to have. There is no definite definition of the American dream because everyone has different opinions and beliefs on what they believe to be their ideal future. This dream many people have presents a pretty view of American society that ignores problems such as racism, discrimination, and income inequality.
Growing up back then in America everyone dreamt about goals and ambitions. Nowadays everyone still has their minds set on their dreams they want to achieve. But the question that separates us from the past and the present, is it still possible to achieve the American Dream. As people believed it was easier to achieve such dream because costs were lower. In America, there are people who believe the American Dream is still attainable, there are also people that believe the American Dream can be attained only in certain situations, and there are people that do not believe it is achievable today.
To be American is an honor, We have liberty, peace and freedom. Our land is considered the home of the free and anyone is welcomed despite the laws and racism or discrimination that goes on around the world. To be American is something you should be proud of. Not everyone lives or gets the opportunity to be granted freedom, it’s something that should be appreciated and valued your whole life. To be American means to be humble and respectful towards everyone.
The American Dream has been misinterpreted for many years. Many people believe it is dead and it can’t be achieved by anyone. But is the American Dream really unobtainable? Many people associate the American Dream with making a ton of money, a stable and enjoyable job, having a nice house, car, family, etc. But many people believe the American Dream is no longer obtainable.
I believe the most important episode in the novel is “El Dorado.” El Dorado is a beautiful country, both naturally and manmade. It is a land of great wealth, and its citizens have everything they could possibly need or want. The citizens of El Dorado are unaware that they are the richest people in the world. Because its people value their “pebbles and mud” as materials and not as sources of power, it is a peaceful land. There are no struggles or hardships in this country.
Everyone has the ability to be determined to achieve success, therefore anybody has access to the American Dream. Determination is possibly the most important part of achieving the American Dream, for two main reasons. First of all, without determination, people try half-heartedly, and second of all, the more determined someone is, the more likely they are to get a job and make the right choices, helping to possibly lead them to the American Dream (Boyanova). Rick Newman once voiced, “it's premature, if not silly, to claim that Americans have lost the ability to improve their fortunes, move up in the world, or purchase a comfortable home, [throughout the means of] subsidiary rights such as fairness, opportunity, and self-determination”(Newman). This evidence shows that determination is an important part in having access to the American Dream, because one needs determination to complete a task or a challenge in life to reach comfort.
Imagine people going through life simply feeling incredible. Imagine, you have never felt emotions like sadness, anger or fear. It would be a utopian world, wouldn’t it? But how would you know you are happy, or that your life is perfect without experiencing difficult times? In fact, these feelings are not only part of life but also, they are necessary to people's well-being.
I am very fortunate to have been born in the United States. It has allowed me to value my life and the benefits offered to me as an American Citizen. I have witnessed, what is it like for people to only know of one home but not be able to reap of the benefits that everybody is offered just because of their immigration status. Granted, I believe that the rights of American Citizens are privileges, however in many cases people of all ages have been brought to this country without a choice and are condemned to live a limited fearful and limited life. I am beyond grateful to have been born with the countless opportunities that my country has to