Persuasive Essay On The American Dream

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An American dream is an illusion that is embedded in the minds of people that set the bar for life goals. Many children in America are raised to believe that they can do anything if they work hard enough and put their mind to it. When looking at the world right now, this statement does not seem true. If people could become anything that they wanted, then why are there hundreds of thousands of people who are living a poverty life. These people who are poor work so hard to survive and yet they remain malnourished. Maybe if all of the poor people worked together, then they would be able to live a better and healthier life “Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team” (Maxwell, 1). Our country has sadly become a lousy team because we don't work together to make this country the best it can possibly be. What…show more content…
Sure, we may be happy for one minute, but the happiness never lasts. When someone receives a present for their birthday, then they're happy for a day, but when someone saves another person's life by donating food, clothes, and other necessities, the happiness tends to last a lot longer. Selflessness, helping others when possible, and respecting others. That is what the American dream should be, but it is not that because not many people care about others. They are too busy building their self esteem up and dreaming of living a “better life” that they don’t notice that others are struggling to even live their lives. People should just be grateful for what they do have, not worrying about what they want to have. Around the world, the main dream is to be free. Many people in America take that for granted and feel sorry for themselves because they don't have what they want. In reality, America has more than what other countries could even think of. Why are most Americans wishing for better lives when, around the world, America is the best place to

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