The American Dream ” Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… .” are the famous words every American hears throughout their lifetime. These words are part of America’s history through the Declaration of Independence, America is the only country where the “pursuit of happiness” is actually guaranteed in writing. What exactly are the “pursuit of happiness,” and the “American Dream?” As defined by most writers, such as Hemming way, it’s becoming rich young and having the opportunity and will to do what you please with your wealth. To many foreigners, such as my father, the “American Dream” is just to escape poverty and retain a better life. Maybe, the “American Way” is philanthropy, making billions of dollars and giving some of it back to those who really need it.
The “American Dream” is different to all people but always involves one common factor, the almighty “buck.” Current times call for new techniques in gaining the “American Dream.” The possibilities are endless through the World Wide Web, and the booming economy make it possible for anyone to make a “well to-do” living. Henry B. Plant is featured in the article “Florida’s hidden treasures: Museums, cultural parks” written by Copley News Service in the Washington Post for talking about his dreams. Plant had the goal of turning the Florida wilderness in to a “shining utopia.” His dreams came true, Plant created a historic museum in the Pinellas Suncoast. He’s able to provide historical information to the public while making money for himself. Plant wanted to turn people towards the historical side of Florida along with the sunshine, sand and sea, which he was able to do through his museum.
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Richard Lei by writes about Marc Ewing in the Washington Post for doing what so many wish they could do, become wealthy young. Ewing is the co- owner of a newly formed software company, Red Hat. The company has made him a millionaire before the age of thirty. He spends his money as he pleases; he recently bought an $8 million dollar apartment and a $7 million dollar mansion. With the ability to buy anything in the world what else is there to do to make yourself happy? You give the money away.
Ewing has started several nonprofit organizations and is working on a “philanthropic master plan.” Ewing is not the only young millionaire or billionaire giving money away. Many of the rich find comfort and happiness in donating money, such as Bill Gates of Microsoft, Steve Case of America Online, and Michael Saylor of MicroStrategy all donate to charity. They are simply using their American rights to use their money to fulfill their happiness. If the will to make money is there, anyone in America can “pursue happiness” and make their dreams come alive. The dream of making money, having a better life, and helping those less fortunate is alive in modern day society. No matter the definition of the “American Dream” it is possible to obtain it and succeed in life.
Today’s technology makes it possible for younger and younger people to make their dreams come true.