The American Dream Essay

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Summary: Any dream in which you are not happy can be considered more or less as a nightmare. The "American dream" is a happy one that has the potential because in America, things like advancement in society are possible. Although it takes many forms, this American dream is not found in any book.
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Virtually anyone who's ever thought of living the good life has thought of the greatest life ever. We think of a life with endless possibilities, wild parties, going to clubs, having money to go crazy with, and just hanging out without a care in the world. When I think about it, most of my friends believe that a life of no worries and work, a life without the curse of responsibility is the "American dream." To me that dream has changed as I have matured. To me, the "American dream" is a life of happiness, a life without worrying about the financial problems that come up, and that you are successful at what you do. Any dream in which you are not happy can be considered more or less as a nightmare. The "American dream" is a happy one that has the potential because in America, things like advancement in society are possible. Other countries do not have equality among their citizens. In America you actually have a chance in which you can advance to the next level and become more than just poor. To me, this dream represents a happy life that includes all your friends and family, the people who stick by you to keep you safe, to give guidance, and love you for the rest of your life. If someone were to have asked me ten years ago what I thought was the "American dream" meant to me, I would have started to sing " Sunshine, lollipops, and . . .", I think you catch my drift. The key to living a happy life for your dream is to work hard and to love everyone because they will love you back more.

Although the greatest dream would be to have no responsibilities, but that just is not the case. My view is that to get the "American dream" you have got to work for it. Once you have worked hard enough you will forget to check yourself every now and then because you are a success. Having a successful business, or position, or whoever and whatever is what I see as the "American dream." If I want to earn big I have to work hard in what I do. Sometimes people forget that…