Look Deeper Than the Mirror Essay

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In the early 1930’s James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream as, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”. His quote alone speaks about individualism, and nowhere is it written that you can’t be your own person. The meaning of the “American Dream” has changed drastically over time due to history and personal opinions; it has almost become a cliché. Embellished by these thoughts we fare to complement one another, in our eyes every day is a new awaking to competition. You would think we're all fighting for the same thing, survival, but we have different ways to achieve it. Whether it's legal or illegally we walk down individual paths on a journey called …show more content…
In the early 1930’s James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream as, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”. His quote alone speaks about individualism, and nowhere is it written that you can’t be your own person. The meaning of the “American Dream” has changed drastically over time due to history and personal opinions; it has almost become a cliché. Embellished by these thoughts we fare to complement one another, in our eyes every day is a new awaking to competition. You would think we're all fighting for the same thing, survival, but we have different ways to achieve it. Whether it's legal or illegally we walk down individual paths on a journey called life that's trailed by the society we live in. In today's society we constantly get bombarded with a promotion of an up scaled world, based on unrealistic expectations and not reality; which produces insecurities, cultural influences and a lack of acceptance.
Many individuals suffer from self-esteem issues which are caused by insecurities from a lack of confidence. The actions of today’s society are largely based on influences from peers, the community we live in, how we we're raise, and through the media. It can be okay to not have confidence in yourself when taking up a new sport that you've only been playing for two day; not because someone calls you fat or you look different from those on TV, or even your classroom. The American culture
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