The American Dream : The Dream, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness

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The American dream has been changing over the years. However, the reason it’s been changing may be more that the change of the times. At its core, the American dream is all about attitude. With the right outlook, it can be whatever it is desired to be. Not only Americans can have the dream, but everyone can obtain this beautiful concept of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Joy Luck Club spends an enormous amount of time comparing the differences of the American dream with the mothers and their daughters. While the mothers are more focused on tradition, fate and superstition, their daughters are prone to worry more of what they can’t control and how their mothers’ are old-fashioned. As the story progresses, the…show more content…
That’s why everyone can have the American dream, not just Americans. According to the AEI article, “Our review also suggests that people always say the challenges for the next generation will be greater than the ones they have faced.” Without the proper attitude, society will never be able to surpass the future challenges that the world throws at us. Winston Churchill once said: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Truer words have never been spoken. As the American dream changes, people change with it. Their attitude on America is what makes it what it is today. The difficulties that threaten the American dream can only be combated by the good, hard-willed nature of the attitude of the people. There will always be challenges in the way, challenges that make the future seem bleak and hopeless. However, the one thing that can ensure the people a better life, one full of pride and prosperity, is the positive outlook of life. One that stays hopeful and optimistic even when all other hope is lost. With that ability, the future of the American dream is surely in safe hands.

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The Joy Luck Club, even in its first pages, shows just how much the American dream has revolutionized over the years. It starts off strong, already comparing the America that a previous generation envisioned for their children and compares it to how their daughters live
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