The American Dream In Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

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Landon Howard The American Dream I have known of the American dream for most of my life but never really understood it. However through reading books, and reading articles and watching shows, and discussing with my classmates, I have come to know more and more about the American dream. Being an American citizen I see the American dream being achieved but also it not being achieved all the time. So many people are living happily, when also so many others who couldn’t achieve their dream live unhappily and not believing in the American dream. People around the world see the American Dream in all different ways, but all thoughts of it include the person achieving happiness. There are many things that have changed the thought of achieving the American Dream. The American Dream is something that anyone can achieve, and something that everyone dreams of, but it is something that is much harder to get now or even unattainable. Getting a good job is a part of many peoples American Dream. Nowadays getting a good job that pays well is a big struggle. People are forced to make sure that they get a good education to get a good job. The good job is needed to be able to live…show more content…
Much like the 30 days video we watched in class, she found that working a minimum wage job would not support her. She had to get two jobs so that she would be working 7 days a week since the one job wasn’t enough money. Barbara having to work 2 jobs and 7 days a week and still barely making enough money is horrible for any person to have to do. Having to do what she had to do, and many other Americans still do, has no happiness and something that nobody wants to do. Having her time and happiness taken away from being forced to work these minimal paying jobs is not what the American Dream is, and people from day to day have to do
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