Unchecked Consumerism: The American Dream

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The American Dream
“All men are created equal...” as stated in the Declaration of Independence, which entitles people to certain inalienable rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The American Dream is attainable as many people who have migrated to America in hope and search for a better life for their families and a chance to obtain life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the passage, “The So-Called American Dream,” the author implies that rampant, unchecked consumerism has evolved into a destructive societal force which is both a true and untrue statement as people are responsible for the way that they live their life, the way they go about their liberty, and the way that they pursue their happiness. If one wants
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It also allows for a variety of innovated goods and items to choose from that are available not only for the lavish but for the not so fortunate as well. A positive iconic symbol of The American Dream would be the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty signifies new opportunities in life, second-chances, and most importantly it symbolizes our standard of living no matter what social class you may be, we are all equal and we are all one nation under God. “We are no longer “citizens of a free society”; rather, we are primarily rampant consumers, determined to make the Jonses keep up with us.” We may be considered “rampant consumers” but not all of us are. What we all are part of though would be a free society that was given to us by our founding fathers of this country. Because of our founding fathers we have the opportunity to live the life that each and everyone desires to live, we all share the same liberty and freedom, and we all lastly have our own ways of pursuing our own happiness whether it may be by living a prodigal lifestyle or by living a thrifty

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