Over fifty percent of the US citizens do not believe that the American dream is real, a recent poll revealed (Alternet, 2016).
This makes me wonder whether the American dream standards are too challenging to achieve or simply unrealistic.
America wants the rest of the world to think that they are the country of opportunity, but is that the reality for the Americans?
To begin with, what exactly is the American dream? The American dream is mostly based on the concept that everyone should have the right to live their own lives.
Some of the main values are freedom, equality, democracy and faith. The reason why these values are so important, is that they are essential for the Americans to fulfill their dreams.
Nevertheless, the most important American value, in my opinion, is the pursuit of happiness.
Secondly, why do more than half of the population agree that the American dream is not true?
According to me, the main reason why so many Americans have no faith in the American dream, is that they do not have the opportunity to achieve it.
The dream is more realistic for the middle- and the upper class, because the lower class have a hard time getting ahead in the society.