A Dream with Deceit Essay
In a world of uncertainty and disappointment, many people welcome the promise of happiness by any definition. In response to this, society offers the "American Dream," a guarantee of success through hard work and perseverance, as a path to contentment. Corporate America cunningly markets the "American Dream" to the public, and as a result the allure of wealth and status dictates the lives of many Americans. The elite and large corporations intentionally feed the idea of an "American Dream" to the general public because they depend on its widespread acceptance to maintain their undisputed power. The media has become a powerful tool for corporations to spread the ideals of the "American Dream" throughout …show more content…
Society, the media, and large corporations employ the "American Dream" as a tool for brainwashing society into believing that money and material possessions are indications of success, and that this kind of success will ultimately lead to happiness. As a result of pressures to conform and propaganda, people spend their lives trying to find a way to obtain the wealth and fortune that the media displays as being the supreme goal. People are taught that money brings success, and that this economic success is the path to happiness. In their fierce search for success, people often lose sight of what it means to belong to a community.
The myth of success may have been responsible for making the United States