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what is the American Dream?

What is the american dream today

Wikipedia’s definition of the American dream says:

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. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.[1]

The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that “all men are created equal” and that they are “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights” including “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”[2]

The last thing says “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness but can you really be truly happy if you’re broke, struggling to pay bills, struggling to find a job, and not living the dream that you once had? Happiness is having the peace of not having those worries and getting up everyday making a living from something that you love to do. But has the American dream changed? How can anyone live the American dream if the Government of the American people are at odds? Is anyone even trying to live the American dream or is everyone just trying to survive? What are your thoughts?

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