The American Dream

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Location: Minnesota, United States

I'm married with one step daughter. We have one dog a Chihuahua/Terrier mix,and we have 2 ferrets. Who have total control of the basement.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July

I thought a lot the past few days about what the 4th of July stands for. What it means to America in this day and age,and what it means to me. I think that for most of us we take Independence day for granted. It means that we in America are all equal,and free. When we are born we all are on the same level playing field. Now some might say that if your parents are wealthy you have a better chance of success then someone else. I say if your parents are wealthy you have a better chance of being wealthy,but that has nothing to do with success. There are many people who are given money because their parents are wealthy,and many of those people end up with nothing. And then there are many people who want the American Dream,and work,and scratch,and scrape to get it. And when their lives are over people look at them as an inspiration. Then there are others who are born with nothing,but natural ability. And that gives them the chance to make money as an athlete,actor,writer,etc.... Some use that chance to make the world a better place. Other to make there lives a better place,and those people usually also end up with nothing. This is still the greatest country on Earth.Sure we still have problems. But where else on Earth can you say you live in a country where every citizen is equal,and your government also wants to help other countries become a better place? If you look at all the other countries in the world the answer would be.....none. So no matter what you may hear in the media,and no matter what you may hear from those in this country who seem to hate everything. The American Dream is still alive,and well. And all of us who choose to are living it.


Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Very healthy attitude to have. What America allows us to have is the opportunity to fail or succeed based upon our own merits. In other places in the world, traditionally at any rate, and in non-Democracies, whatever station you were born into in life, you were pretty much stuck there, with no chance of upward mobility. In what other country could an immigrant with a weird body and accent come here, more or less penniless, gain recognition in a pageant, become an "actor" in Hollywood, even though he can't speak worth a damn of understandable English yet, a movie star, successful businessman, marry into the Kennedy's, and then become the governor of a state? America exemplifies the rags-to-riches possibilities.

11:18 AM  
Blogger The Angry American said...

Good point wordsmith!

2:47 PM  

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