February 7th, 2014
My American Dream
“The American Dream is still alive out there, and hard work will get you there. You don’t necessarily need to have an Ivy League education or to have millions of dollars startup money. It can be done with an idea, hard work and determination.” Bill Rancic
We do not live in a perfect world, not even a perfect country. Yet, we still live in a place that gives us opportunity. We live in a place that may not always be equally fair but gives us the chance to prove otherwise. What is “The American Dream”? I believe the American dream is the finality of all dreams. It is the end of suffering and constant daily worries. The American dream is the life style that is reached after pursuing and accomplishing the goals and ambitions that were once just dreams. It is the pursuit to happiness, the strength to conquer all obstacles, the drive to become achieved, and the will to want more. It is living with peace of mind. Not necessarily the richest person or the most educated person, but reaching a point in life where you are happy with the decisions and outcome of where you wanted to be and how far you have come. It’s becoming rich in ways that aren’t just about having money. My parent always had dreams for me. Growing up, I was always taught that if I went to school, I would get a decent job that would eventually pay for a nice house, car, and other materialistic things. I was told that educated girls would meet educated men, a man that is a good provider that I would marry. From as far back as six years old, I remember telling my parents I was going to attend U.C.L.A and major in Criminal Law. I wanted a career, the car, a house with a back yard, my family, and a dog too. When I finally realized that dreams didn’t always simply come true because of obstacles that where beyond my control, the things I aspired for seemed so far and almost impossible. Some years later, after many mistakes and many downfalls, here I am. I work...
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