no the american dream is sitting on your couch while government does everything for you, even negotiating your wages
for some people that could be he case....but again....that is still 'to the detriment of other people'. Either way, until we start caring about those around us, and stop focusing so much on ourselves, nothing will change
The American Dream has been distorted from 'I can be successful in this country' to 'I can be successful in this country at the detriment to others'. We need to get back to the original idea. Founding fathers weren't looking for prosperity for a few, they were looking at prosperity for all. This requires hard work, dedication, and the view to look out for other people who may not be as fortunate, which is what America was built to be. Those are the morals that should be taught, and should be pretty universal across the board.
While you have a good point, I'm not going to starve to support it.
And Steve Smith Owns I apologize for the internet confusion - but really the only way we are going to raise wages across the board is by upping the starting pay since that's all we can mandate.
Yeah, I understand where you are coming from, and it is a shame that alot of people feel government has to protect them from corporations, but this isn't a quick fix in my book. If we really want to turn our economy around, we need to START teaching and KEEP teaching morals and ethics to our kids, and that we should HELP those around us, especially if we are privelaged. too much of America is look out for themselves, and don't care what goes on around them