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    Teamwork is the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient. Teamwork is a very important and effective way to solve problems and increase productivity. When I began working in

    I believe in Teamwork in the Workplace

    Teamwork is the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient. Teamwork is a very important and effective way to solve problems and increase productivity. When I began working in fast food I had never...

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    Alazia,
    I really enjoyed reading your post. One part that really stood out to me was when you said that “we should provide the youth with behavior counseling instead of throwing them in a cell for some years.” I agreed with most of your initial points but I don’t agree with your main argument where you take about how giving them nicer…Read More

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    Noor,
    I really enjoyed reading your post. Your intro really pulled me in as a reader and got me thinking about your topic. I decided to do a little research of my own and I found an article you might find interesting (will attach link at end). One sentence of your post in particular caught my eye, when you said that “the police are there for…Read More

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    “That’s why they call it the American dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” -George Carlin. America is too focused on financial and material success. Many Americans believe that due to the unatt

    America the Not so Beautiful

    “That’s why they call it the American dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” -George Carlin. America is too focused on financial and material success. Many Americans believe that due to the unattainability and materialistic views...

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    • Sam,
      Great post! You did a great job of making your opinion clear and easy to follow and backed it up with some support from texts. Well done. Although your post was wonderful, I do have some conflicting views that I’d enjoy to discuss. The main fact that I disagree with is that people do not achieve their dreams because they are too lazy. Even though that is sometimes the case, I feel like most of the time that isn’t what’s occurring. Many times people don’t have trouble keeping their jobs because they are lazy in the workspace but because they get laid off. Many times people go into financial debt because their houses are destroyed by a natural disaster, or there is an accident and a loved one is seriously injured, not because they spend all of their paycheck on alcohol and drugs. That is a very small percentage of the population. Although I might not agree with the point I mentioned, I definitely that the American dream nowadays is focused on material things that people buy, not values and freedoms like it used to be. Do you think the current American dream is worse? Or even is it better? Or do you think that it shapes to the time and will fit the best needs of the current population?

    • Sam, I was very interested in your post at first because of the clever title. Then I read the first sentence and it continued to draw me in. I really like the quote and I think it ties into your essay perfectly. I agree with what you think the American dream is becoming. It truly is being focused on money and greed and less about uniting together as an equal society. I hope that when people read this, they think about what the American dream has become and work towards fixing it. Great Work!!!

    • SAM! Your post was very intriguing, it brought up a lot of good points. Our society is centered majorly on money and financial success, like you said, “America is a self-centered country full of self-centered people” and I completely agree. Humans are naturally selfish beings who will do almost anything to achieve their “American dream” which can become very clouded by the obsession of being more successful then their neighbor. We live in a world muddled with jealousy, hate, and competition, and like you said within your post that is not the American dream and it never should be.

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