Mentalness In The American Dream

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The American Dream, a spectacle to all, achieved by many, a problem for some, fair for little, easy for none. Every perspective has a problem they must face. Some have it easier, but that doesn’t make it easy. There are those with intelligence, in all the wrong places. People exist to do hard work, but for the wrong person. Some have it all, but those who do might have a problem internally. It all depends on these 3 things: People, Mentality, and Work. And so, I believe the american dream is available to all under these certain conditions that they make, the others around them, and under these 3 circumstances. People is probably the one of the things you control half of. The People you meet differ upon your decision, but they also…show more content…
This is due to the fact that your mind overrides all of your actions. Your personality, your work ethic, your friends, and your psychological state, it all depends on your mentality. Mentality will always be first before any other thing because these 3 circumstances fall back onto Mentality. For example how you meet and greet people will often show if they will like you or not. Another example is deciding whether to buy a luxury over a necessity. In this quote it says mindfulness is very important when it deals with mentality, “Mindfulness is a way to take care of your psychological well being, it is the intentional act of paying attention essentially (e.g. your physical needs, your emotional needs, noticing urges, practicing making decisions based in a balance of reason and emotion, etc.) All of these things will help you to stay healthy both physically and emotionally so that when life stressors come up (and they will always come up), you have the ‘mental fortitude’ to face them as well as the physical” (Kirby). So from what Kirby said, she explains that being aware of your feelings and needs is a clear reflection of your state of mind and health which would affect achieving the american dream or not. The main thought that usually keeps people from achieving their dream is either a sense of doubt or hopelessness, and the worst mentality: laziness. Even the most optimistic people can be thwarted by…show more content…
Work can be defined into two types of “work”: Hard Work is something done to be repeated on consistency. Smart Work is something done with ingenuity and is usually done with efficiency. Blaz Kos makes a good point in his quote, ”It’s very obvious that even if you’re determined that nobody will outwork you, you still have maximum limits regarding working hours that you reach pretty fast; and there’s always someone who’s willing to sleep less than you. On top of that, many people work hard, but only a few become really successful. That’s because smart work is what makes the difference.” (Kos). Kos stated everything quite honestly, Nowadays it all depends on your skill rather than just your stamina. If these two types of work are utilized correctly they often lead to good work ethic. From what I noticed, Smart work usually deals more with the mind while hard work deals with body. For example smart work is usually good in School, because it deals more with the mind overcoming all the problems of social and thought processing. And hard work’s example is doing tedious things in your job and hoping your “Hard Work” pays off. Hard work is still something you shouldn’t forget though because Steve Pavlina says, “A problem occurs when people think of challenging work as painful or uncomfortable. Does challenging work necessarily have to be painful? No, of course not. In fact, a major key to success is to learn to enjoy challenging work AND to enjoy working hard at

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