Throughout the course of recorded history people have always had ambitions of living a safe and secure life free from excessive control. The discovery and expansion of America created a melting pot for people from all over to immigrate and begin new lives. The people migrating to America dreamed of a new beginning and a flourishing lifestyle, driven by hard work and dedication. The American dream can be accomplished through perseverance and hard work to achieve our goals; and the strong sense of community to increase the well-being of everyone, not just oneself. In Alexis de Tocqueville’s, That the Americans Combat the Effects of Individualism by Free Institutions, it is made clear that the American dream can be accomplished by oneself through
Today David Ortiz is known as “Big Papi” because he is big in his career. For me someone who had lived and achieved the American Dream is my paternal aunt, Danilda Adams, who from when she was little she was a hard worker. When she came here she was 27, her dream was to always be someone, and to own her own things, so she could see herself as an independent and successful woman. Knowing all of experience and dreams, she always tells me to move forward, and seeing her achieving her dreams, encourage me to not stop, but to keep fighting for my dreams. My American Dream is to become more successful everyday, to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business
In “Is the American Dream Still Alive” by Bob Miglani, Miglani when he started growing up in America found it overwhelming and hard to keep up with the changing jobs and speed of life; he began to question if the American Dream was still alive. But, even he realized that it was and is still alive: “I believe the American dream is alive in each of us who wish to move forward and make a contribution to the place we work and to lose we love” (Miglani 2). Miglani perfectly shows that no matter how hard it gets at time, it is hard for all, the best thing to do is to keep pushing forward and stay determined in one’s self. The American dream is all that one makes of it, how one takes the opportunities they are give and turns those into what they have and get in life through pushing forward through thick and
I am proud to call myself a Latina. Being a child of immigrant parents has taught me so much. For example, being able to work hard for what you want. At school, I always strive to get A’s. My parent’s have taught me to never settle for anything less than a B.
One of them are his parents who Lou Gehrig says "When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body -- it’s a blessing." This shows that he is thankful for his parents for investing in his life and making him became s famous legend in baseball history. Another
At home, his parents also struggled to speak English making the situation even harder on Richard. Fortunately, Richard had encouraging teachers jumpstarted his English learning curriculum so he would be better equip to interact within his community. As he started becoming more and more fluent in English, his native Spanish language started to drift. Richard began to realize that the connection at home slowly dwindled away as he was increasing his English speaking at school. Richard began to sense a lack of safety in his own home.
Dream come true for any family from third world country, to be a Permanent Resident of United States of America, to achieve better living standards, having an access to quality education, first class infrastructure, hospitals, homes, good neighborhood and most importantly to live an American Dream. “The American Dream is attainable, and everyone can succeed with hard work and determination. John Winthrop also wrote about this term called, American Exceptionalism. This ideology refers to the idea that Americans are the chosen ones, and that they are the light.” They, shaping America great again every era, create the destiny of youth. First six months of Presidential, it will be difficult for any individual to complete his promises
Raised all my life in Puerto Rico and then transferring to America was a great challenge. I had to overcome various difficulties in order to adapt to new ideas, cultures, and lifestyles. One of the obstacles I encountered was adapting to school. Since I was five my parents wanted me to imbibe the English language in order to have an exceptional future filled with opportunities, but when I arrived all my hard work in learning English did not seem to matter at my middle school. I arrived in this country thinking I was going to be in the most challenging classes and be at the top but reality smacked me in the face the first day I entered eighth grade.
Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming. Before English 1301, I did not worry about preparing for college. I quickly realized that my little background in writing essays was not enough for college courses. Writing is not just a skill that I will need for English classes. In college, I will have to use effective writing skills in all my classes to complete research papers, essay tests and communicate with professors.
In fact, all my classes were taught in English, which at the beginning was frustrating because I did not know what was going on in the class; I had to ask my Spanish speaking classmates what I had to do and what the homework was. A certain day, my English teacher announced something that made everybody chatter, she said that everybody had to memorize and recite a poem in front of the class. It made my whole body shake as the engine of an old car. How in the heck did I suppose to recite a poem in English, if I did not even speak English, I thought. I chose “Catch a little rhyme” by Eve Merriam, mainly because it was a short poem and it would be easier to memorize.
This very concept applies to my life. I have over 18 aunts and uncles who provide constant encouragement every time we converse. Their motivation constantly changes as I progress to a more mature adult. Today, I am receiving constant encouragement and motivation because I will be graduating college soon. As a first generation college student, this motivates to become look beyond the horizon to seek new opportunities to make them proud.
Having a solid foundation growing up creates a path to success. Growing up my parents taught me how to conduct myself. my first impression is a lasting impression when meeting people. Respecting others goes a long way in America. Treating people the way you want to be treated is a golden rule, I try to exercise this rule daily.