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.