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What is the American Dream ?

  1. rajivnandy profile image61
    rajivnandyposted 7 years ago

    What is the American Dream ?

  2. advisor4qb profile image78
    advisor4qbposted 7 years ago

    I would say it is fast becoming a thing of the past...

  3. 5institutes profile image66
    5institutesposted 7 years ago

    As I've understood it, it's to be a self-made, independent man or woman.

    Free to do what you wish, so long as such freedom doesn't impinge upon another's.

    Ultimately it's about liberty and the ability to have your own stake in this life, like the old Homesteaders did.  My mother is from a "third world" country, and they had months where they had to share a single meal between everyone in their family for the day.

    She's attained the dream: security, independence, freedom.

    Today I think it means what you make it out to be, post-modernity and all.  I'm personally living it: not exactly rich, but free nonetheless as a freelance writer and webmaster.

    I get to be at home with my wife and children, and work as I need or want to, for myself.  Ultimately I'll employ others and share what I know, helping others to get a leg up.

  4. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 7 years ago

    To independently make your way up in the world. 

    ...in other words, it's to get rich.  And maintain firearms.