American Dream Motivation

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Motivation Makes a Dream Reality
Approximately the top one to two percent of people in the United States are considered part of the wealthy class which is defined as making above $250,000 per year (Francis). The American Dream is defined as "the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American and a life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals in the United States” (Definition of American Dream). The key to understanding this definition is the phrase “sought by individuals in the United States.” To achieve a sense of security in America, citizens must work diligently throughout the entirety of their lives. This diligence should come to fruition through
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This era is so one of political stalemate that can affect a person’s sense of freedom in a time of economic tension. Also, at this point in the 21st Century, there is a sense of nonchalantness about the American Dream, and many American people are becoming less and less motivated to work towards their own dreams which fall under the broad umbrella of the great American Dream. Many people have resigned themselves to believing that the Dream is unattainable or dying due to laziness and lack of interest in attaining goals. The American Dream is not dying, however it will be on the decline if the American people cannot find ambition to make the American Dream reality for themselves. The Dream will continue to thrive depending on the development and recessions of the American economy, the time period it evolves in, and the …show more content…
As cliche as it sounds, there is no substitute for the sheer dedication involved in pursuing the Dream. It is extremely easy to be caught up in daydreaming about achieving the American Dream, however the very essence of it is to work for it. Often there is a misconception that people who are wealthy are lazy. While that may be true in some cases, it cannot be denied that the people who have achieved their version of the American Dream worked extremely hard to get there. However, that is another misconception that only the wealthy have achieved the American Dream. Yes, indeed that was the original definition of the American Dream, however, American citizens should be able to create realistic goals based on their economic situation and how that will affect their ability to realize that goal. These goals are the American Dream. It is very important that these goals are realized because they are the essence that continues to breathe life into the American Dream in new and evolving

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