The American Dream

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  1. Englishman

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    I’ve asked this to several folks I know over my years here and generally I get a different answer each time……………………….

    So what is your vision of the American Dream?
     


  2. Hawghauler

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    Hindsight
     
  3. oldguy

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    You will get different answer due to age, education, upbringing,etc.

    I was raised in post ww2 era,most were happy with a modest home,one car, Tv, 40 hr week job, family time, vacation, freedom from government interference, that would be considered the American dream to most my age however that has changed in past 40 years and yet even those basics are becoming more difficult to achieve regardless of education, huge changes face America in the future, I believe personally there will be some very difficult times before we see some light.
     
  4. MadMo44Mag

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    I just dream of a free America not this European Socialist Bull Shit Back Water land we live in now!!!
     
  5. navyguy

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    +1. American dream to me is government protects us from our enemies, secures our boarders, the populace is willing and eager to fight if called and is actually allowed to do harm to our enemies without fear of legal action.

    The average "Joe" that "works" hard can earn a good enough wage to have a wife, a house, two cars and 2.25 kids, and take them on a little vacation now and again. He is able to put a few bucks away to help his kids through college if they so wish (college is NOT for everyone, and there is nothing wrong with that, and those that choose a vocation should not be looked down on) This hard working guy is not looking for a hand out. Just says, give me work, and I'll support my family.
     
  6. MadMo44Mag

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    Navy I am afraid I may be a little more cynical than you considering how well you stated that vs my rant - LOL!!!!
     
  7. hk boy

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    navyguy, you are so smart and eloquent
     
  8. TrailDust

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    To become more than you are, without worrying about being pidgeon-holed by your status in society like the way it is in Britain or India. Unfortunately the politicians have all but destroyed that ability/dream: The state now tells you how to jump...and how high....
     
  9. M. Sage

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    I was intrigued by the definition of "the American Dream" for a while, and did a little thinking on it.

    IMO, the original definition of the American Dream was nothing more than upward mobility. It was the uniquely American experience of being able to make a better life for yourself and your family through hard work, intelligent decisions and maybe a little luck.

    I can't disagree with the millions who came to our country seeking just that. To me, that's the American Dream.
     
  10. TrailDust

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    As taxes go up the ambition to produce diminishes, and the American Dream fades accordingly.

    So endeth the lesson.
     

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