People may never return to the ethos that hard work and quality of life will lead to happiness. Selfishness and greed are overpowering. However with luck, people may stop simply interpreting the American Dream as materialistic entitlement, but instead as the inspiration to work towards a better future as it is meant to be.
“The American dream of all people is obviously to be wealthy. Wealth means that you can buy things that are expensive wi... ... middle of paper ... ...ve that an American dream should be based solely on the will to improve your happiness.” The reviews given prove that as we age, money becomes less important and family becomes the main focus. In conclusion, I believe that as people age, our opinions become less focused on wealth. The American dream means something a little different to everyone. To me, the American dream means being able to explore the world and express myself for who I am.
Through a good job of course. Having an enjoyable, good paying job is extremely important. I am a firm believer that if you enjoy what you do, you do not have a job, you have a career. Many Americans also include jobs and money in their American Dream: ?Throughout much of our nation?s history people pursued the American Dream by... ... middle of paper ... ..., many people think about having millions and millions of dollars; however, they fail to consider the little things that can truly make you happy. Little things such as family and friends, and most importantly, good mental as well as physical health.
His attitude to be helpful and considerate of other is what allows him to prosper in life and it makes those more fortunate then him more willing to help him because his attitude toward others and his likability. You cannot get anywhere in life if no one likes you and you do not have a good character. Ragged Dick wasn’t just a good example of an American dream coming true. It is also pretty much a guideline on what you need to do or have in order to make an American dream possible. It clearly lays out how Dick’s character and moral values play a huge role in his rise to bigger and better things.
Yet if money is low, people dream of having money. The American Dream is almost what you see yourself having, that at that time you do not have. You always want what you don’t have. That is a true generalization that applies to every person on earth. Some can cope with the fact that they cant have everything, some can’t and will get everything they want.
How you can succeed in life enough to survive and be happy. The reality of the American dream is the essence of any person living in America, immigrant or not. Trying to achieve in life more than their parents did and to be successful with a prosperous life, but many people believe it can’t be achieved, but with assiduous work and determination you can make your
In the words of James Truslow “the American dream is a dream in which life should be better, fuller and richer for everyone with oppurtunity for achievement despite ability (Hanlon pg.1). With the many changes in society this is what American citizens strive to live by each and everyday of their life. As we all know back in the past many of our elders considered making a better living the true definition of the American Dream. Not only have technological advances and better career oppurtunites allowed our familes to have the better living they have fought for but it has created a new definition. Today’s definiton is to have financial stablity, a home with a loving family , and a great career.
This American dream depicted in film tells people that money is the key to happiness and when they set out to get money they ultimately start to forget about the things that truly make them happy like their families for instance. Everyone is entitled to happiness, but it’s up to you to actually pursue it. I believe America needs to promote a more diverse America Dream. American Dreams those are obtainable for the average American. Movies like the pursuit of happiness can still be displayed but let’s change the story line.
One of these rights, which most people focus on, is the pursuit of happiness and as a result the “American Dream” has changed from meaning a chance for a free and better life to being the excuse for people’s greedy and selfish desires. However I do believe that if we not only recognize the initial intent of the “American Dream”, but also learn to live within our means, then we can drastically improve the imposing debt issue and guarentee a better life for the generations to come. The “American Dream” means many things for different people. For immigrants and thee older generation of Americans, it meant being married with 2.5 children and a 3 bedroom house behind a white picket fence with hopes of providing their family with a better life and the opportunity for success. Unfortunately, the “Dream” has now come to mean living in the biggest house, wearing the best clothes, having the newest gadgets, and driving the most expensive cars without considering the factor of affordability.
My dad said that everyone has big, and new cars, so we need to buy a costly car like other people have. I thought that it was a stupid idea to look at expensive car, but anyway he found a good car, nor costly, nor cheap car. It is middle cost, and it is a wonderful car. Running after expansive things people forget to look of prices. They forget that they will need to pay for that thing for many years after they buy