Posted 02-21-2001 at 08:34:25
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The american dream is an individual dream shaped by the foundings of our country
Moslty in my opinion, it is the freedom to dream and then the freedom to pursue that dream
to me it is
To be true to who I am and to uphold my values, god and country
To provide for my family
To raise and nuture the next generation
To protect and nuture those that cant
To provide a path for the next generation to follow
How we get there is our own path
My aunt lived her dream to raise a family so that they may have a place in this world, even though she did it while on welfare and with a husband that left her with 4 kids
One of the most profound things that hit me is this one...
Oliver Wendell Holmes was a supreme court justice of the U.S and very well known.
His son Oliver Wendell Holmes - was a world renowned poet
Both were able to pursue their American dream to be true to themselves.
I think that is what really makes america great and that other countries will never really catch on
People are generally given the freedom here to go be what they want to be. Parents to a degree want their children to be "something" but you do not find the generational limits imposed by society.
My great grandfather was a coal miner in PA
Dad worked for the phone company
Me I work in computers
There is always a path up here in the U.S.