Rags to riches. Started from the bottom, and now you at the top. That’s what most of us dream of. The United States is filled with opportunity. No matter where you came from or where you started, you can end up in a good place later on on your life. That’s the reason why so many immigrants want to come here and start a new life and make it better for their families. Examples of these would be people from the trenches or projects, or the bad parts of town who made it out and into the music industry, or really good actors that came from nothing but now worth millions. In America, it just feels like everything is possible. “All people have an equal and inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of their own happiness” (Amadeo, 15).
“In the 1920s, it shifted from the Founders’ dream of opportunity to the acquisition of material things” (Amadeo, 6). Let’s take a minute and think about this for a second. Do you really want to be working in a 9 to 5 job everyday of the week, or do you want freedom? Personally, I’ll take the second option. After all, to be American, means to be free.
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- “What Is Your Definition of the American Dream ?” HYPEBEAST, HYPEBEAST, hypebeast.com/forums/off-topic/110451.
- Amadeo, Kimberly. “What Is the American Dream Today?” The Balance Small Business, The Balance, www.thebalance.com/what-is-the-american-dream-today-3306027.
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