The American Dream

By: Carissa Nichole Talkington

Is the American Dream dead?!

These day's, they say that The American Dream is starting to look a little less dreamy then what it is normally suppose to look like.

What is your dream? How can you achieve it?
What would you like to do in life, if you had the time? It all depends on your definition of a dream, And what you think it consit's of.
Travel? Volunteer? Go To School? Work? Possibly even a hobby? If you don't make up a choice of where you want to be, then you can end up anywhere at anytime.
If traveling, working, anything is what you want then take time to figure it out because of course you can't get there in one day. When choosing a dream, you may want to be careful of what you pick. You should pick a goal that makes you happy, and that you have a good idea about exceeding in.
When you go after a goal, Dream Big! Do not dream small, you always need to dream big! If you don't know where you're headed in life, how can you get there?
What do you think about The American Dream, do you still believe in it? Have you gave up on your dreams?
Many people are giving up on their dream's because of all the financial problem's.

Some people know when they get older exactly what they want to be, and other's just scatter there thoughts and where ever it takes them they take that dream and pursue it. I recommend you make your plan now, and start deciding what you want to look forward to when you're older and looking back on everything.

People these day's have all sorts of dream's that they wish they could fullfil anytime, anywhere. One of the American Dream's are that people work more hours to get fancier houses, anda car's. Their are also the one's that are labeled as the "poor families". They usually have to work two jobs to get what they want, and to support their families. But yet other's look toward their American Dream as having less focus on finacial gain, and to live a simple fullfilling life.

  • James Truslow Adams, quoted

"The American Dream is "that 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. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position."

… What is your American Dream?

  • It is, the freedom that allows all citizens in the United States to pursue their goals in life and what ever they want to become. There hard work, or may even be their free choices. A lot of American's make a goal and then strive for it as much as they can until they achieve what they want to accomplish. In all reality, if you want something bad enough you'll work your hardest to get it.

A dream isn't enought, it can't accomplish anything for you. You have to make the effort and try to accomplish it yourself. What would you do if money, energy, time, and health weren't objects. What if you had time to do absolutely anthing and everything that you wanted to do.

A well known quote has been used for many years now, and has helped a lot of people out. Take it into consideration. It helped people push themselves until they reached what they wanted to accomplish.

"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

  • As President Clinton said, "We all need a new spirit in order to stay together as a community, or the American Dream will start to wither. All of our destiny is bound up in every American."
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*Cite's that i got information on.

- http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn/lessons/97/dream/thedream.html
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream
- http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/michael-cannell/cannell/downsizing-dream-home
- http://www.ayearfromnow.com/
- http://www.usnews.com/blogs/alpha-consumer/2009/03/12/is-the-american-dream-dead-.html

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