Srihita, your piece was very interesting and i thought it had a lot of good insight. To me the part that stood out most was when you said, “it doesn’t matter what your early life was like, it just matters what you are going to do with it”. To m this was very important because there have been so many immigrants that have turned themselves into huge…[Read more]
I have not heard of this book but I am aware of the story and love the movie. I totally agree that these boys represented the American creed through their hockey. What is truly amazing to me is how, just through a hockey game they untied an entire country and also brought out the best of this creed in all Americans. Sport is a very powerful tool of unity and life lessons I think.
Abi, I think that you did a good job of showing how equality in America doesn’t only depend on race but should also be the same for men and women. I think it is also good how you showed that in order to become a more functioning society we need to come together more as a community and that involves our American beliefs being similar and or the…[Read more]
American culture and values are represented by one characteristic. The American dream, If you want something bad enough. You can have it. It often gets left out that in order to get what you want, you actually
I completely agree that the American dream is full of opportunities, however one still must work hard to get them. America is not just a place where everything is handed to you. It can take dedication and hours of work just to get to where you want to be. Here is an article https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-the-american-dream-today-3306027 that relates to your topic. It talks about how the American Dream has changed from what the Founding Father’s believed it was, which is something you mention within your post. Great job citing your information and providing multiple important points.
Michael, I agree that the American Dream is the foundation of all our culture and values. Defining characteristics of America like freedom and opportunity are both parts of the original American Dream shared by the founders of our nation. I like how you describe that the American Dream isn’t just something that everyone can fulfill easily. If you didn’t have to work for it, the American Dream wouldn’t be something that people strive towards. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447596/american-dream-social-mobility-opportunity-are-alive-well is an interesting article that relates to the American Dream. Whether the American Dream is better or worse than before is a highly debated topic and “The American Dream Abides” offers a unique point of view that takes a side on this issue.
Hailey, your story is great! I love how you show how much of an impact that music has had on your life. Your story with your sister is great too because it shows how you changed your own lifestyle based off of someone else being born.
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