We’ve all heard about the American Dream.
Recent commenters have questioned whether it still exists… and yet I know it does. I see it every day and I feel it in my heart.
We may not be perfect. No country is; yet we all strive to improve upon what we Americans value, and its manifestation in our lives.
In order to help us maintain the ability to achieve our American dream, the Brookings Institute came out with three recommendations:
2. Work Full-time
3. Wait to Have Children Until Marriage
“The American dream is a national ethos of the United States; a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work.” * The phrase was popularized by James Truslow Adams in his book, Epic of America, published in 1931. The concept goes back to the country’s early founding.
While working hard demonstrates dedication, it is possible to achieve our dream through hard work in different ways. Sometimes this means raising a family while starting a business, or by working smartly and astutely part-time. A hard work ethic must be combined with the right motives– devoting one’s self to family can never harm our greatest dream. In fact, a family with freedom and rights might be your greatest dream. The important element is that your dream reflects goodness, contributes to your community, and is tailor-made for you.