The American Dream Essay
The American dream is sought after and imagined by everyone who comes to America. It is the main reason that people come to America; they come for freedom as well as to one day attain the idea of a perfect American dream. It theoretically symbolizes what you have accomplished in life and what you wish to one day have. In my personal opinion if any person wants come to America to live a life of happiness, be released of religious persecution and the freedom to say what you feel, then it can be accomplished.
This is the first thing you get as soon as you become an American. That for me is considered a dream for the persecuted. Now beyond this lies desire, which is what society thrives from because it is what our economy is based off of. It is said that you only need food, shelter, and clothing. Dreaming is what America is all about; the beautiful houses, the wealth, the power to control things at your fingertips.
Anything you can dream of you can obtain. Although, obtaining a wealthy dream can be a life of hard work and povertydepending on what you want it will eventually pay off to finally accomplish what is desired.
“My own house was an eye-sore, but it was a small eye-sore and it had been over look, so I had a view of the water, a partial view of my neighbor’s lawn and the consoling proximity of millionairesall for eighty dollars a month.” (10) The Great GatsbyEssentially, the “dream” is in my view a state of mind in which you feel comfortable and content in. It is a reassurance that you have begun and finished what you set out to offer to yourself. I do not base my dream upon materialistic items such as a big house or cars or all thewealth I can imagine. Rather I want set out to fall in love, have a family and teach my children and support them. No matter at what cost this would be. I would really like to home school and teach them but I cannot deprive them of friends, fun, and experiences that I had and will have. I want to support them in whatever they are interested in, whether it be science, art, engineering, anything that makes them as happy as I am with my dream. Finding a woman that I can put up with and her I will be one of the harder things to obtain. I believe that we each have our own free will and can control the outcome of our lives or “fate”. Society has many views on what is considered to be rich, happy. Society also saw Jay Gatsby as a rich and very happy man but most times it is not as easy as it seams. He suffered from being trapped in love back in time 5 years past when he met his true love. I do see that many people wish to become rich, famous, beautiful, and powerful. These are all very admirable qualities in any person. Though I do not believe it is their true dream, but an obscured vision as to what they will presume as happiness. I respect any person who wishes to attain a very fulfilling dream as to obtain all or most of these qualities and others not listed. Realizing that America is a very diverse nation and in that it has been influenced by many cultures and many opinions based on many past experiences, no matter what your dream is, whether to become first female president of the United States or to become the first in your family to go to college. No one can measure how big or small this dream is to you. Everyone always says if people put their mind to it they can accomplish anything. Which is a statement saying that the American Dream is possible and not only is it possible but anyone can do it.