Horatio Alger’s myth developed through many of his stories, such as having his protagonists struggle through poverty and misfortune, and then becoming wealthy by the end of the story. In such a way this meant that they were fulfilling the American dream. An author named Harlon L. Dalton points out to readers that Horatio Alger’s myth is actually a myth. He explains to his readers that it is impossible to be underprivileged and become wealthy in an instant without any of the society’s problems conflicting. America has been through much discrimination throughout the years, and some of it still continues today.
Things such as a nice house, a well developed family that gets along great, money, and other minor things that can make a big difference on your lifestyle. Many of the sitcoms were even shot in California; therefore, it showed an atmosphere that you could only imagine in your head. People say that the American dream is a unreachable goal, it is set on such high standards that make it impossible to achieve. The reason people say this is because it is supposed to make you try harder on reaching the goal, causing you too make your life the best it possibly can
In the 1920s, many people traveled across America and from different countries to the industrialized city of Los Angeles to look for opportunities and fulfill the American dream. For centuries, many immigrants came to Los Angeles expecting that not only it is a center of modernization and production of high-quality goods, but also a promising land of dreams and opportunities. However, as they arrived, they encountered several unbelievable obstacles. In the diary entry "Laughing In The Jungle", the author Louis Adamic comments that the scenery of Los Angeles is merely a deception to society's eyes; actually, it is an egocentric society where people valued greed and wealth. Pico Iyer's diary entry "Where Worlds Collide" explains how Los Angeles is not a starting point, but rather an end where all dreams and expectations that the foreigners carried throughout their journey simply shatter.
Steven Reiss’s article, “why America loves reality TV”, explains that Americans fantasize about being famous. Many Americans believe that if others can achieve fame, so can they. Reiss clarified that contestants from different television shows compete everyday to get the highest ratings out of viewers. Reiss stated: “what seems real about reality TV is that it allows Americans to fantasize about gaining status through instant fame”. According to Reiss reality TV educates viewers its shameless behaviors that are shown by the contestants.
It has become one of the key marketing mix elements. Though there is no doubt about its effectiveness in bringing in a fortune to the company there is also the risk of it going wrong in its principal objective of bringing in more revenue. The risk involved is huge to the extent that a company considering the use of celebrity has to make a very careful analysis on certain attributes before venturing into it. What really is a celebrity endorsement? It is a marketing process by which a brand gets into a contract with a celebrity and makes the celebrity to endorse the use of its products in a way that it creates trust among the customers.
After the First World War or “the war to end all wars”, the whole world thrived with prosperity. New inventions and industries that were damaged by the war kicked off and then came the “roaring 20’s”. The 20’s brought great riches and prosperity to many. Some people developed a fortune and new life for themself. However contrary to they’re lavish lifestyle these people who acquired new wealth were seen as unworthy to the wealthy community in America (the “old rich”) and were shunned by the click of wealthy Americans who were born into they’re materialistic lifestyle.
Jersey Shore Salary Big hair poofs, fake tans, a couple of big egos, and no respect, welcome to the Jersey Shore house. While the rest of America is out working hard to earn their money to afford the necessities, there are some people who think that paying millions of dollars to eight people who do nothing but set a bad example seems to be a smart idea. Anyone with cable television can watch MTV and their reality show Jersey Shore. Sami Sweetheart, Nicole, Mike, Pauly, Ronnie, Vinny, Jenni, and Dena are the members of this show. While Jersey shore may be an entertaining show, they are overpaid to just party and being bad influences.
Money is very important this day in age and using steroids will make you better than everyone and you will be rich and successful. Another is to win and acquire personal fame (III 1). Money is a very large reason for professional athletes to use steroids. But it has plenty incentives for someone who is trying to make it into the major leagues and need that extra “push” to get there so they can stop working hard boring jobs and get paid to do what they love. It could be the difference of working two jobs seventy hours a week or being rich and famous and retire middle aged in a tropical part of the world.
People from younger generations are so drawn that they would rather skip school and chase after fame and money so that they can also appear to the world as celebrities. Celebrity culture through the help of the media is forced down the throats of our teenagers and young people from the younger generation now lose their grip on the culture and are ‘westernized’ However, it’s not like nothing good can come out of celebrity culture, They encourage teenagers to follow their dreams and work towards what they feel is the right path for them. Celebrity culture shows that you should as much as possible give to those who are in need and support various
The constitution has led Americans to success, but Pierce informs his audience that there are “three Great Premises of Idiot America” that are controlling Americans today. The first great premise is that “any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units.” Money has been the focal point for Americans for a long time and base success off of it. This idea of money has put things on pedestals because of the money they have been able to produce. This premise might seem a little absurd, but there are many examples that make it valid. Many examples come from the entertainment side where if a movie makes a lot in the box office then it is a good movie, if a book gets off the shelves quickly then it is a good book, or if an album gets sales then it is a good album.