Is There an American Dream?
The definition of the American dream is as follows: “the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American” according to Websters Dictionary, but not everyone would agree with this. The American dream is a myth because its wording from the official definition has been reworded and misshaped into what makes everyone happy. Often the American dream is used as a tactic in politics to sway voters so candidates reshape the definition to appeal to the voters of different regions. This has happened so many times that no one even knows the true meaning and definition of the American dream. To me there is no American dream, yes it’s morbid and depressing, but in my eyes it’s true. The American dream is something that politicians use as a gimmick to get you to vote for them.
Politicians like to use this term in a way that appeals to all Americans. They always say the American dream is dead, and they’re going to bring it back to life. Lies I say, the dream isn’t dead because the dream was never really there. They tell you this to increase voter outcome. People believe it because they have been told that there is an American dream and you have to work to achieve it. Once someone is working, they always say that they’re working towards the American dream. No one truly knows when you actually live the American dream. This is what politicians warp to say that the dream is dead and that they’re going to be the hero and save the dream. They say it because to politicians the American dream is all about money, and who has more of it.
The American dream isn’t all about money to some people. The American dream to a struggling family in Mexico is different to an upper middle class American. The Mexican family’s idea of the American dream maybe to cross the border and live a better life, and not one of oppression. On the other hand the American dream to the upper middle class family’s American dream is...