FC: The American Dream | By Ciera Kelley
1: ""The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position. | The term "The American Dream was first used by James Truslow Adams in his book the Epic of America.
2: I think that most peoples' "American Dream" isn't really their American Dream. They're too afraid to dream big for fear of failure.
3: The American Dream is not the same for all people. Some people only want to be successful and swimming in money, while others simply wish to fall in love and start a family.
4: The biggest part of my American Dream is to pursue and achieve my dreams. I want to be a screenwriter. I also want to direct, act, and edit. One of my biggest goals in life is to be happy in my career.
5: “I live by the rule that you should follow your dreams... no matter what you do, you should follow your dreams.” - Jared Leto
6: Part of my, and most peoples' American Dream is to fall in love and get married.
7: However, unlike most people, children don't necessarily fall in with that. Though a lot of people just have a desire to have children. I think that a lot of people also have children to live vicariously through them because they didn't get what they wanted out of life. I also think that some people feel obligated to have children because they're "supposed" to.
8: Another part of my American Dream is to travel. | I want to spend some of my time in college abroad and continue traveling after college.
10: That is my American Dream.
11: The End