The American DreamThe American dream is to succeed and prosper financially in life. My dream might be completely different from any of my classmates. The most common thing I think people relate to being happy is money, a big office, and for people to know who they are.
However, too many people strive for more than what can be attained and don’t ever reach their version of “The American Dream” or are let down by false advertising. I think “The American Dream” is just a dream. An example of the dream is I as an American am privileged just because of where I was born, I can make a difference, other people see how we thrive and prosper and want the same for them and their family. “The American Dream,” says America provides its citizens with education and knowledge which helps them get jobs and status in the world.
Some people dream of freedom and can’t because they don’t have the resources or opportunities so they come here where “The American Dream” tells them they can have jobs, education, freedom, and status. That’s how America became the “Melting Pot”, in reality, people who try to enter the U.S. with hopes to chase “The American Dream” have their freedoms overlooked, are turned down, deported, die to try to reach America and some have to fight to get the same rights American born citizens have. So many people have come for “The Dream” that there are so many living off the state and unemployment has risen. People need the education to get a job, and you need a job to pay for your education, some people work so hard to never reach “The American Dream” because the American dream has been corrupted. On the other hand, some people say “The American Dream” is just the best thing ever.
Example of this is doctors and scientist from different origins whose parents brought them here to give them a shot at “The American Dream” when they were young and they succeeded. America helped save immigrants from dictators, famine, and country crises across the world. We took the ragged and starving and helped them. “The Dream” used to be about saving and helping and it seems the dream has turned into the prostitute for material possessions and fame. “The American Dream” wasn’t ever truly going to be attainable because everyone looks different then get misjudged on those looks and treated differently. Saying you can come here and become something through hard work is a double-edged sword. When in reality you can only succeed based on the opportunities that you are presented.
‘The American Dream” is different for everyone, trying to reach the dream isn’t simple and requires blood sweat and tears. Not all people who aim for “The American Dream” make it. If “The American Dream” consists of greed pettiness and dog eat dog instead of helping those struggling across the world make a new life in America, do you really want to stand behind a corrupted dream of lies and false hope? I don’t share the same opinion on “The American Dream” that seems to be so wonderful as others.