American Dream Achievability

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Do you think the American Dream is achievable?
“I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family.” (Sanford I. Weill)

Before I get into why the American dream is achievable, I think it is important to know what the American dream is. The American Dream is a phrase referring to the freedom that allows all citizens and most residents of the United States to pursue their goals in life through hard work and free choice.The American dream focuses on the success of the individual (not the wellbeing of the whole population).
An example of someone who is living (or has lived)
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Look at how far he made it. There are innumerable examples of others who've risen from obscurity and/or poverty to do very well for themselves and their families. This proves, at least by some measures, yes, the American Dream "IS" achievable.
It is good to have dreams and aspirations because its sets you a goal in life and makes you stand out from the rest, because it’s like having your own purpose. Without dreams, people wouldn’t try to be or even to do anything. People would also have a miserable as well as pointless life with no passion.
Furthermore, once you have achieved what you may look at as the American dream, you should continue to push your boundaries. People are encouraged by their own success and usually these same people will wish to go further. But, in many cases people are simply not motivated. A four letter word hinders many: work. There are those who feel "entitled" to a fancy house, big car, and large salary. They do not understand that for most people not born into privilege, work and self-improvement and persistence is the recipe for success.
In Conclusion, my family lives the American Dream. I will hopefully live the American dream and MOST of my friends and neighbors are "living the dream." This proves that it is achievable .If you are not willing to work for the American dream, you never will achieve it. And I won't feel the least bit sorry for you. Just stop relying on the
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