What does the American dream mean to you?
I know what your thinking, why would a british guy ask this question? But I really want to know because to some people it is a life of freedom, to others its about making money and being rich and comfortable. I am just eager to find out people's responses to this as it is an individual thing.
On a somewhat cynical note, the American Dream has become to live on the dole...can we all move to Britain? If you read the comic strip, Andy Capp, and give it an American twist, I believe that sums us up as a nation. Of course, individuals have considerably varied dreams; mine would be to see spiritual revival and awakening similar to the Great Awakenings of the 19th century.
Is there a British Dream these days?
The American dream is the pursuit of the mythical El Dorado and only becomes a reality once each American, by birth or immigration, determines what makes them happy and pursues goals to achieve that happiness. It is an individual dream ranging from attaining riches to surviving in a land of opportunity.
I am Chinese, and I made a promise to myself and to all my families and friends that I will never give up my Chinese citizenship or try to be an American citizen, but I have to go to that country across Pacific ocean to achieve my final goal, i.e. to be a real scientist and a writer. Really, the United States is not perfect. American thinking way has created a lot trouble in humans, but it is also American thinking way that created modern civilization, and developed human intelligence on the maximum level, at least by so far. Actually, there are a lot things we have to admit. Going to there to experience life means knowing about a new thinking way and broadening view.
Thank you all for responding your answers are brilliant...
@ Civil War Bob - our dream is just the same too, mainly living on the dole and benefits, the government does not really care about the poor peoples suffering because they are more concerned with the financial and business dealings. They are slowly becoming more and more right wing and it is not nice to watch what is going on, however hopefully someone will step in and sort it out soon.
When I think of the American dream, the first word that comes to mind is FREEDOM. We enjoy so many freedoms in this country on so many different levels that facilitate the realization of all of our other dreams and aspirations. If not for freedom and the liberties that we have in America, our dreams would be nonexistent.
by verobaby123 7 months ago
What does my dream mean when its like i can't move, and i want to & i struggle but it feels like...somethings holding me down.. I can't talk but i want to scream out for help but nothing comes out.
by Clearwood22 7 years ago
Simply what does this dream mean? A ferocious, foaming at the mouth, hungry, ghost-like, black cat.I thought this could help. I often see the supernatural in a certain hallway/stairway most of the time, but other places also. Please help, I woke up to tears and twitching. I' 14 now, but when I was...
by Justin 4 years ago
What is the American Dream?What does it mean to you? It's talked about as this all encompassing idea, but it's much more complex than that. Wealth, status, happiness, family, freedom - what is YOUR American Dream?
by sannyasinman 7 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP2OvOS_ … ded#at=128
by Cuttler 4 years ago
As an American, do you still believe in living ''The American dream''????Though I am not an American, I have always felt driven by the slogan 'living the american dream'. But in recent years with all that is happening in the states, I can feel that passion die away slowly. Is it only me?
by brittvan22 6 years ago
The very foundation by which this country sought out workers to build upon that which they stole was slavery. With horrible beginnings like such is it wonder, America is so racist?
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