The idea of an American Dream is older than the United States dating back to the 1600’s, when people began to have all sorts of hopes and aspirations for the new, largely, unexplored continent. In 1776 the American Dream was rooted in the Declaration of Independence “That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, which among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Where many of the citizens have expanded upon the definition to include things such as freedom, fulfillment and meaningful relationships. Where the American represents the desire to live a better life than the previous generation did, and about giving their children a better life-pertaining to “the system works.” The idea of America being a melting pot where everyone can live peacefully together. This version of the dream is based more on avoiding things such as poverty and loneliness. “The American Dream” has a lot to do with America being a country of immigration, and these immigrants all hoped to live a better life in the new world. There’s nothing dreamlike about how Americans perceive the American Dream. Nothing surreal, or vague, or involving the stereotypical family of four, three bedroom home with a white picket fence, or harried white rabbits in waistcoats. The American dream is simply complex connect-the-dots matter. For many people “The American Dream” is connected to becoming wealthy and having the ability to achieve everything IF one only works hard enough for it, seen as a material prosperity. Unlike others it is much more and is beyond materialism. There is one thing that powers this dream a desire to be of higher class, socially ...
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An issue to what makes it hard for a family to stay together nowadays, is the technology that surrounds us. The new arising of social media is at a constant uproar, and our economy worships it. It leads to addiction and temptations, causing infidelity. “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will be filled with idiots”. Albert Einstein was right all along. Working against the middle class is the fact that technology is increasingly taking over our jobs with each passing year, it becomes cheaper and more efficient to have computers, robots, and machines do things that humans once did. The robopocalypse for workers may be inevitable with each passing day. According to the United States Census Bureau, forty-nine percent of Americans now live in a home that receives money from the government each month.
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