The American Dream The American Dream is a a set of ideals that has its origin in the American Declaration of Independence (1776), which proclaims that “all men are created equal” with the right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Dream embraces a notion that regardless of social class or circumstances of birth, everyone has the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers.
This is a somewhat utopian idea which has historically ignored the fact that America was a society founded on the near-extermination of native Americans, on the racist enslavement of African-Americans, and on a free market capitalist economy that drove millions of people into poverty.
In our lives it is important that we take advantage of every pivotal moment so that we can make ourselves extraordinary.
Seizing the day is important in the lives that we live because if we do not take the chances as they are presented to us, we may not ever get another chance to do so, and will look back on it with regret for our entire lives.
Many artists and writers have criticised this Dream and its shortcomings, and employed as a travelling salesman (selling junk toys for children) but he has been forced out of his job by a combination of competition and nepotism on the part of his employers, who have appointed a relative to take over his sales patch. He has a wife and two children, but his marriage has soured (for reasons unknown) and it has become nothing but a financial burden to him, which has led to his being insolvent.
Another feature of the American Dream is the idea that not only does everyone have the ability to be successful, but they can also become famous as well.
Service is excellent and forms various forms of communication all help with customer service.
This writer provides the highest quality of work possible.
Baker Compare/Contrast Essay November 25, 2014 Carpe Diem “Carpe diem. Conformity is a bad thing; for example, never acting differently than someone else will always make for being the same as them and having nothing that stands out.
Both Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Dead Poets Society involve a dystopian society in which conformity rules the lives of people in that society.