What Exactly Is the American Dream?

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Aysia S. Bertrand

What Exactly is the American Dream?
The word “American Dream’’ is something that all Americans think about having every day. The “American Dream” can be used in many ways like having the dream job you always wanted, living a perfect and happy life, or owning a well money making business. Depending on how each person visualizes his or her “American Dream” determines whether he or she sees success or failure. The “American Dream” as something each individual would go through and not let anyone or anything stand in the way to achieve that dream. In my opinion the “American Dream” is like a goal. A goal one must follow to accomplish ones dream, whether it is a short or long term goal. The “American Dream” is what makes the society, because everybody is trying to make it to the top of being the best they can be. Determination, motivation, and patience can lead to a successful American Dream,” however, giving up, laziness, and lack of knowledge due to failure will keep one from achieving that dream.

Determination is the act or an instance of making a decision. It is a choice one has to make in achieving into that “American Dream.” If it is something one must have; for example, a big time promotion of being a manager or finding a cure for cancer, then he or she should go out of their way to be successful in achieving ones “American Dream.” Motivation is the reason one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. In this case one might need motivation in achieving the “American Dream” it is an incentive. If there is somebody one really trusts or who he or she can really count on to help and motivate them in to achieving that “American Dream” then when the time has come that “American Dream” will be rewarded to he or she for their hard work all because of the motivation he or she is getting. By receiving that “American Dream” ones need to have patience, the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry...
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