The American Dream…Achievable or Not? Essay
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Everyone has their own idea of what an American dream consists of. Any dream can be an American dream even if the dream is to live in your parent’s basement until your 45. An American Dream can be anything as long as it is attainable under our government’s laws and constitution. Someone’s dream could be to grill burgers at a local restaurant, while another persons dream could be to own their own company. Any American dream is achievable if you put in the effort needed to achieve that dream.
In my opinion there is not just a single dream that everyone strives to accomplish in life because any dream is accomplishable. Our dreams are affected by our beliefs, hopes, ambitions, and our competitive desires to succeed in life. During the 1800’s through the present day America has people from all over the world immigrating here. Every one of those committed travelers has come here for different reasons. Some came for the land to farm; on the other hand some came so they could escape religious persecution.
The one thing they all had in common was that they believed in the American dream. I believe we take what we have for granted because we do not stop to think twice about what we are allowed to buy, what we can wear, and most of all how lucky we are to have the freedoms we have compared to other people. In controlled areas in this world people do not have those luxuries. An American dream could be as simple as having the ability to choose. For others the want and desires are far greater than just having the ability to make decisions on their own.
If you fight for your dream; you can accomplish the dream. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that every man, women, and child would be free no matter their race. His dream was accomplished through peaceful protests and boycotts. Even through all the killings, beatings, and bombings they did not retaliate with violence. Making the dream accomplishable, showing any dream is achievable if effort is put into the dream.
Any American dream is achievable if you have the desire and willpower to earn it. For me the American dream is playing college soccer and getting my sports medicine degree. That dream is more than achievable if I get the grades needed to go to the college I want to play at and if I excel in soccer. Sports has been the focal point of my life and I have just recently been enlightened to the fact that I will not be able to be apart of that amazing athlete filled family forever. I have found a way to be surrounded by sports even if I’m not apart or competing in sports any longer and by achieving my dream I will be able to fulfill the desire I have in always being apart of sports in some way, shape, or form.
Any American dream is achievable is you have the burning desire toward working to accomplish your dreams. You know you are achieving your dreams if you are accomplishing all the little tasks it takes to build up to your dreams. Some people say “the sky’s the limit.” My response to those fools is look up there are footprints on the moon. Anything is achievable if you make the choice in believing in your dreams.