Survival is, without explanation, the most important achievement a species needs to strive and continue its existence. We all want to live a conformable life but to achieve whatever we want though our own labor and self- perseverance. That’s the classical, if sometimes idealistic, definition of the American Dream that most Americans believe in. The American Dream is the desire to achieve what you want in your life, mostly as a further pursuit for money, individual goals, and hard work.
The tuition and cost of college is detrimental to thousands of families across the country and brings student debt to future graduates. Some students have seen their debt climb over $30,000. Friedman writes, “The average student in the Class of 2016 has $37,172 in student loan debt…” (Friedman). With the debts being over the average income for single people households, college has transformed from a benefit to a burden. Young adults not only have to worry about their education but also paying for the next semester or years of college ahead of them.
Being a child of immigrant parents makes you appreciate life so much because everyday it’s an opportunity to be the best you can be to make everyone around you proud. My parents can’t got back to school and get an education so being able to see me succeed is worth their hard work. My parents have taught me to never give up. I know that some doors may be closed on me but that doesn’t mean other doors won’t open. I want to be someone who represents the Hispanic community.
When one achieves a goal that they have been working towards, it brings a feeling of satisfaction. This satisfaction is due to knowing that the work that was involved paid off. However, what if one doesn’t have to put that much work into getting to where they got? Does that person really feel a sense of accomplishment if they don’t have to work for it? The American Dream is the constant pursuit of goals, but people who stop setting goals for themselves will never achieve the American Dream.
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
Endless hours and the terrible pay; I still was sending money home,helping my parents. They've spent all their savings to send me here, I felt bad about it. Sometimes, I didn't even have money to buy food, but Larisa was always there for me. Suddenly, one day, Bella passed away. We had no where to go.
Imagine going to a university and attending for four years and getting a bachelor’s degree in education. Then, after you graduate, you get a job at a local school, and get a new house. You then start getting your paychecks and realize you can barely afford the bills nor pay off your loans. You have no choice and need to get two, maybe even three jobs to make ends meet. You also begin to realize that people who did not even attend college, make more money than you.
Some of the doubts rise from the college facilities, dropout rates, and the cost of attending college. The initial problem is found within college luxuries. Along with that, research shows the lack of support by the government. In Magdalena Kay’s article “A New Course,” she notes that America is in a crisis and has been for over 50 years with no signs of improvement (Kay 36). This wasn’t always the case; back in the 1980’s tuition was much more affordable and could be paid off fairly quickly without having to take out a student loan (Kay 36).
The American Dream is a common thing that people seek to have. The American Dream is the idea of a person coming from nothing and rising up to the upper class through hard work and dedication. Through this hard work and dedication people would hope to be free, wealthy, and happy. I'm sure this is everyone's dream, especially ones who come from a struggling family or come from another country looking for freedom and a way out from the way of life they were stuck in before. Pursuing this dream is good in some ways but not everything turns out the way it is planned to be.
Debt is important to the United States In “The pedagogy of Debt” Jeffery Williams discusses the harsh realities college students face after graduation. He talks about how even after 15 years of being out of grad school he still is currently paying back his debts. Not only is he paying back his schooling debts, but also his daughters current tuition. Debt is something we all face if we decide to expand our knowledge after high school by attending college.
These people think the immigrants may drop out of college, then the sponsors will lose the money they provided. Sponsoring Hope will provide a contract, including if the immigrant does not finish their schooling, then they will still be entitled to the money they owe and could be deported. “The best estimate is that in 2003–04, about a quarter of the nation 's 6.5 million degree-seeking community college students came from an immigrant background (Teranishi, Saurez-Orozco, Saurez-Orozco).” This research shows many immigrants are capable of learning challenging college information, but they are not always given the chance to try. Sponsoring Hope will be their chance.
So many student borrowers are falling further and further behind in their payments, postponing purchases of cars and places to live, or putting their social lives on a shelve. Jason Delisle, who wrote the New America paper, “blames skyrocketing graduate school debt on changes to federal loan programs that essentially allow grad students unlimited borrowing. The more students can borrow, the more schools can charge.” Americans almost universally believe that a college degree is the key to success and getting ahead—and the data shows that, generally speaking, college graduates still fare far better financially than those with just a high school diploma.
Brink Lindsey, the Cato Institute 's vice president for research, writes about not only the importance of a college degree, but also the financial strain it has on the families funding it. Brink Lindsey, has written that the income of college graduates has risen from below 50% in 1980 to 85% in 2008, and those without an education are barely able to attain a menial income, insufficient of their needs. “Tuition costs have galloped far ahead of inflation, while many in the working class have seen their incomes stagnate or slip” (Lindsey). “A lack of money is the
Throughout my childhood, my parents have taught me to be appreciative of my rights as an American and what to many, are privileges, and coming from a modest background, they have instilled me to respect and value others before myself, regardless of their economic status. Because of my parents’ hardships, I have been taught a mantra of “work hard for a better future”, and I later learned that my father’s true dream was beyond achieving personal success, but rather, he wanted to pave a way to success for my sister and me. I believe that it is my responsibility to fully take advantage of my opportunities, because my American Dream is still alive. While I carry my parents’ background, I do not share their history of poverty, and I am met with new open doors and resources that my parents were not as fortunate to have. I want to pursue a higher education, and I aspire to become a stem cell scientist, which will allow me to contribute to research that holds promises of new cures and treatments.
James Truslow Adams defines the American Dream as the “dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” (The American Dream). An idea sought after by millions of people is the American Dream; they believe there is a reward for hard work and that that reward is happiness and prosperity. The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, and The Crucible are all works, which portray the pursuit and destruction of the American Dream. Jay Gatsby’s American dream was to marry the woman he loved. This is evident throughout the novel; Gatsby is determined to transform his life from dirt to diamonds all to be a suitable man for Daisy.