The American dream

I was asked in class a few days ago what I thought the American dream was and for sometime I have been pondering over it. I think that the American dream is stability, a life of happiness its a very generalized view but I think it's valid. So I'm asking you and this is for everyone even our friends from across the sea, what do you think the "American Dream is"?

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    American dream is an opportunity to achieve financial well-being starting with nothing but your work. i'm from eu

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    and bacon

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  • 6

    that explains the Muslims

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  • 5

    I think there is no American dream, But an Earthican Dream :D

    • Goober
    • June 22, 2010, 2:37 pm
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  • 4

    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

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    The American dream is being able to provide you and your family(if it applies to you) without some handout provided by the government. Being able to wake up every day and know that you are going to your job at which you do your best and enjoy the job. Working to get it yourself, not pushed along by someone else.

    This doesn't have to mean a nice big house and a BMW. You don't have to be rich. But if you can do it ethically along the way of pursuing this happiness by all means. I will never try to stop you.

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    I don't think it can really be defined (because everyone has a different "dream")other than using your freedom to pursue the life you want to live. Now, let me clarify that. I do not mean that you should go kill someone to make yourself happy, because your rights end where someone else's begin. But you should pursue the life you want to live. Achieving the life goals you've set for yourself is, in my opinion, the American dream.

    • Ertrov
    • June 22, 2010, 5:47 pm
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    Having an endless supply of readily-accessible oil, on America's doorstep.
    -The American dream, as brought to you by BP.

    • Ruleb
    • June 23, 2010, 6:03 am
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  • 4

    red blooded Americans shot their food then eat it like this guy
    redneck gun

    and technically red blooded Americans are these people
    indians 1 - the american dream

    • BEASTY
    • June 24, 2010, 1:55 pm
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    The freedom to pursue what ever you want to

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  • 3

    God. I had to write an essay about the play "a raisin in the sun". the topic was how the american dream isn't always achievable to people born in unfortunate circumstances. I got an A on the paper but it was a beotch to write.

    Anyway, bongoman was right, the American dream is that whatever your background in life, if you work hard enough you can achieve whatever you want.

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    notice the "Pursuit of happiness", not the guarantee of it.

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    doesn't that fall in the category of the pursuit of happiness? to do whatever makes you feel good.

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    You can have all these freedoms until you using your freedoms infringes on another's freedoms. ex. stealing, murdering, raping, ect...

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    well put ertov you always have something to bring to the table.

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    Yeah, just expanding on that

    • Ertrov
    • June 23, 2010, 9:42 am
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    THIS IS the American dream
    big burger

    • BEASTY
    • June 24, 2010, 12:44 pm
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  • 3

    Dream that every being on earth wants. Not just america.

    • Goober
    • June 25, 2010, 6:45 pm
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    that is the american white trash dream

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  • 2

    nice quote.

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    thats a cool flash nice man

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  • 2

    yes but nothing in life is guaranteed. you just get a chance at it like everyone else

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    Exactly.

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    I can agree with bacon

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  • 2

    well of course bacon, happiness cannot exist without bacon.

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  • 2

    bacon falls under the pursuit of happiness

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    american dream

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    epic sir.

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    Thanks :) You too

    • Ertrov
    • June 23, 2010, 9:43 am
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    thank you

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    It's a lie...there is no bacon on that burger.

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    Don't shoot me for saying this, but there is more to happiness than bacon... AW, Who am I kidding!?!?

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  • 2

    no bacon and that burger came from a fast food joint. the real dream is to make a jumbo bacon and swiss burger on your own grill, while watching football, while getting head.

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    i can dig it

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    redneck 101 life becomes very simple as do your wishes

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    "It's called the American dream becuase you have to be asleep to believe it." George Carlin

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  • 2

    Earhican dream = financial peace, trying to make your children's life better than yours. It's not about big houses or nice cars, but those are nice to have.

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    lol but now they open casinos and take all your money

    • BEASTY
    • June 28, 2010, 7:24 am
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    The American Dream is : working your ass off to try and make your way through life to live free and be happy -

    The American Reality is: Working your ass off to make others rich while you end up in debt and a slave to the cycle.

    Great post TB - I don't know how I missed this - I enjoy your posts and cant believe that I didn't see this before.

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    I said it mostly joking - America is pretty much the ONLY place that not only allows you to follow your dreams , but will finance you as much as possible to assist the small business become a big business. I wouldn't want to live ANYWHERE else in the world. We do have our flaws and you know what I am talking about - nothing is perfect but our society is the best its ever been.

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  • 2

    well said. we ain't perfect but we are the best there is around.

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  • 1

    cant we all

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    Yeah, that's a very important point

    • Ertrov
    • June 23, 2010, 9:43 am
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    Hahahahahahaha oh so sadly true

    • Ertrov
    • June 23, 2010, 9:44 am
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    wow thats funny lol

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  • 1

    then let it be changed to life liberty and the pursuit of bacon.

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  • 1

    I f you want to know just read 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck

    • Tiggy
    • June 24, 2010, 9:22 am
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    i still disagree. no read blooded American will ever prefer fast food over a home made, home grilled burger.

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    if you have never known the thrill of skinning and eating a deer you killed then i don't feel you have lived life to its fullest.

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  • 1

    well actually the mexican dream cuz ima move back and be a drug dealer

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    ok have fun do you think your friends on sharenator can get a discount?

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    What is the "Earthican Dream"?

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    Okay.

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  • 1

    depends

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    unfortunately killing deer with guns in my country is frowned appon however i would prefer to use this weapon
    bowpic - the american dream

    • BEASTY
    • June 26, 2010, 1:11 pm
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    in hawaii, with beer.

    • Ertrov
    • June 26, 2010, 1:45 pm
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    That's red-skinned, not red-blooded, lol.

    • Ertrov
    • June 26, 2010, 1:46 pm
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    ok on what

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    i have hunted with the bow but prefer a rifle. the kills are usually much cleaner. that being said where do you live and what do you hunt?

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    england and i dont hunt much but i prefer to use a bow to a gun - a gun scares everything of, a bow u can kill 3-4 things in the same area

    • BEASTY
    • June 27, 2010, 1:27 am
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    what u want

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    i only want one deer a day.

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    pot

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  • 1

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO the horror!! the HORROOOORRR (only because i had to read and analyse it in english and the teacher for it was so BOOOORING :P

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    It is what it is

    • Lucky
    • June 27, 2010, 11:19 am
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    i want 3-4 rabbits or small deer a week

    • BEASTY
    • June 27, 2010, 11:24 am
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    does england have seasons? we only hunt during the season.

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  • 1

    well rabbits are out all year and deer are out spring - summer and autumn

    • BEASTY
    • June 27, 2010, 12:25 pm
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    wise words from a wise man lol

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    if u buy in bulk

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    lol

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    1. Never said we weren't all immigrants.
    2. Actually, they don't. Back in 'the day', Native Americans had a philosophy: "No one can own land, the Earth lets us live here" (note:I'm paraphrasing). That's why they sold New York to us for what would now equal $25.

    • Ertrov
    • June 27, 2010, 8:07 pm
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    nah u yeah but other fags like peace no

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  • 1

    Oh well who doesn't agree with that. But if someone becomes the richest person in the world I have no problem with them, as long as it is done in a legal and ethical way. I would even say I admire them.

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    yes lol

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    Haha oh so sadly true.

    • Ertrov
    • June 28, 2010, 7:16 pm
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    Also, I'd like to add that the American dream involves helping those less fortunate than themselves, and being able to stand up for what's right.

    • Ertrov
    • June 28, 2010, 7:27 pm
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    that's why i donate to the red cross every year

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    i kno wat u mean but at least my teacher was decent...

    • Tiggy
    • July 3, 2010, 12:27 pm
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    rabbit hunting is fun. i use a 4-10 breach action shotgun. have you tried the flavored shots yet? you can get the bird shot for hunting small game this is made of spice. it melts in the animal when you cook it. i highly recommend it if you can get your hands on it.

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    prefer to use a bow its a ancient craft and is allot harder to kill something with however you cause less trauma to the meat and you feel better when you do it - also you don't need to buy ammo all the time use the same arrows unless they get damaged and you can but all kinds of shit on the arrowheads

    • BEASTY
    • July 3, 2010, 10:58 pm
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    aww nipples you copied my idea ^^

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    indeed windrunner is not a rich basted who claims to worship his gods but sadly no

    • BEASTY
    • July 30, 2010, 2:11 am
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    i am sorry but that statement is not always true. it is a possibility but not a fact.

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    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happy-Meals

    • Ruleb
    • July 31, 2010, 1:13 am
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    I think Jofus's take on it is awesome, but I myself would like to think that the American Dream is to have the freedom to achieve the power to help more people in better ways than you currently can.

    I can only hope that makes as much sense as it did in my head.

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  • 0

    six pack, bj, and a fresh pack of smokes.

    • Lucky
    • June 25, 2010, 3:54 pm
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    you idiot all Americans are immigrants -Columbus to thank for that and native Americans still technically own alot of the land

    • BEASTY
    • June 27, 2010, 12:27 pm
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  • -1

    you idiot all Americans are immigrants -Columbus to thank for that and native Americans still technically own alot of the land

    • BEASTY
    • June 27, 2010, 12:27 pm
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