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.
To independently make your way up in the world.
...in other words, it's to get rich. And maintain firearms.
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 sannyasinman 8 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP2OvOS_ … ded#at=128
by CWanamaker 6 years ago
How has the American Dream changed over the past 100 years?
by Thomas Byers 5 years ago
Minimum Wage Needs To Go Up To A Fair Wage And The Rich Should Pay Their Fair Share Of TaxesThe wealthy should have to pay their fair share of taxes but this just isn't happening. I've never understood why it isn't set up so that the more you make the higher the rate of taxes you'll have to pay. It...
by Scott Belford 4 years ago
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