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To become a congressman and then a millionaire while in office?
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What American Dream?

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the way i picture my american dream is being financially independent,maybe a couple of millions so i can live of the interest paid, that i dont have to worry that if i buy something it will mess my finances,that i can take a trip to wherever and whenever i want, that i have a house with no mortage payments and that i have a buisness or two making money.
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The classic definition has been home ownership and a steady job that is secure and pays enough to keep one in the black, and faith that the future will bring the same or better to one's children. The current definition looks like this:

It's all about appliances.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Ahhh........That American Dream.

Right now my version of the American Dream is that I don't have to learn Chinese since they are buying us up left and right. Or Dutch. Or German.

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To be honest Drew, that would have been a good question if asked when I was about 5 or 6 years old. Today being 31 I no longer have an American Dream. I do on the other hand have a simple goal every waking day of my life to accomplish.

I have lost the urge to run my own business, I was 15 when I wanted that.

I have no need for recognition for being a recording artist; that started when I was 16.

I no longer have the urge to get married and have kids. That started when I was 15.

I no longer urge for millions of dollars, started when I was 18.

Long story short, by the time I turned 19 I realized that all that was a big pile of shit too stinky and steep for me to give up my sense of being for.

I did find my dream and passion; peace of mind and happiness. This for me is the most prize possession any one man or women could have.

It is the ability to think straight during the hardest hour.

To know the difference between doing things right and doing the right thing.

Its the ability to keep an open mind, while sticking to the values that are close to your heart.

It is the ability to create options and opportunities for ones self even if statistically you where not meant to have them based on where your from or not from.

Last but not least, to obtain the ability to love ones self despite ones flaws, illnesses and defects.

These objectives have taken the place of what I use to see as the American Dream.

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ask europeans or even canadians drew.

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