The American dream has many forms of meaning that touches into the freedom an American has in molding his of her life. “All people are free to pursue the dream, regardless of background, with reasonable anticipation though not the promise, of success” through action under their own control –and doing so worthy of our deep commitment because “true success is associated with virtue” (Hochschild 18). Simply by working hard anyone can realize their dreams coming true. This dream can mean something different for everyone. For two Sri Lankan immigrant women their dream came when becoming independent as they operated their own day care business. Success was also found for the Vietnamese American immigrants that populate Little Saigon, in orange county California. These people were able to establish a community that exemplified economic and political growth (Trinh Vö 86). Most American find they gained the good life when they have security in the careers, own a home in a goo...
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