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American Dream, Sociology

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Cynthia Mitza
2/20/2013
Journal 3
Sociology
Many people wonder what the American dream is and how to achieve the American dream. I don’t believe there is just one American dream. The American dream in my mind is something that makes you feel happy and needed. I don’t think the American dream is a white picket fence with nice cars, money, and a family that never fights. Anyone could have a perfect life even if they’re in an apartment with no white picket fence. Life is what you make it and you can sit back and be angry or embrace what you have. I graduated a high school a year early I couldn’t wait to leave my home town and get away. Once I left though I couldn’t wait to get back. I realized that the good life was back at home. I didn’t realize how much home actually made me happy. And no I don’t have a white picket fence or fancy cars that make a loud noise when I go down the road. I believe though that my car is better than nothing. There is some person out there that wishes they had a car just so that they can live in it. I have a place to live and a car so I am very grateful for that. Even when I think my life is bad I take a step back. No life is perfect everyone has their flaws. I mean everyone has flaws. The American dream isn’t being skinny, or muscular. That person that is skinny probably would kill to have a little bit of weight on their body, but they might have a disease which is a flaw. Not everyone is perfect. It’s being yourself and embracing who you are. Who knows why someone is different, but different cannot be that bad. So I think every person should take a step back and realize their life is their own unique American dream. You don’t need cars, money, white picket fence or a perfect family that is secretly falling apart to live the American dream. I do believe that the American dream is a concept and not an individual feeling. I am not saying that the thought of a “perfect” life isn’t great but it is just a fantasy a dream just as it is...

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