Society complicates our thoughts and ideas by assuring us that the ones who are most productive are the ones who will be favored wherever society pushes those individuals across the drawing board. Does The American Dream only favor the most productive members of society they see fit? The American Dream is very complex, but An American Dream is a bit more simpler my hope is. Due to society’s pressures, the American Dream has filtered those people who are less favorable out of the equation while drawing more to those people who feel they can prove their productivity. However what if this so-called American Dream is just a facade society is playing in all of our minds. What if what we really have to be is the most loving, the most giving, and the most humble person who works hard at being who we are; ourselves!
Society creates an illusion to all of us that everybody has to obsess over materialistic things and always looking over the shoulders of what others have instead. My dream has always been the opposite of what society’s illusion truly is. I observe many people counting their money, counting their materials, and wanting more than they actually need. People run to buy the most recent material object like the latest cell phone, tablet, car, or another latest electronic craze. No body really sits back to enjoy what they already have and cherish those special moments life gives us. Instead many people buy Mega Millions, Power Ball, or even gamble at Casinos to see if they can make their life so-called better without working toward being who they are.
Being who we are, we should know not every one can be a celebrity, famous, and/or have a lot of money. Instead society needs to look at the things they have to be able to give to others. Money is an object we all obsess over, some do it more than others, but society needs to help us to improve everybody’s field of view to live, learn, and give back. Society’s ways troubles life’s ethics of what we really need to be doing. Notwithstanding our society we live in today is especially troublesome when we have people commit crimes against society. However what we all need to do is free ourselves from obsessing over what other people have and embrace what we have. Not every one will be living a life filled with a lot of fancy materialistic things, but the individuals who can should be able to embrace it to help others.
Society takes on the dreams many of us have by creating a recession/depression in our economic world today. The world we live in is just another factory of our thoughts being pushed toward obsessions. Some of the same pressures they used to always push is still going on today like obsessing over these materialistic idols or clothes; when society should be promoting the best we can be by getting the most out of who we are. Many of these obsessions are negative thoughts which draw upon fear, anger, and rage toward others or ourselves. It’s no wonder why when we watch movies like the Harry Potter series or watching Master Yoda from the Star Wars Saga tell us all that “the dark side clouds everything”. Society as we know it shows us whatever will draw our attention, but it does not teach us to filter through the special items to be able to manage our lives of what we need to survive our whole life.
Is it right that society pressures us or manages us to obsess over these items like the latest Apple product, PC, automobile, or other expensive items? or, Does society really expect us to filter these things? People really need to open the door to a new experience to appreciate and lead their own life. May be we are all in this economic downturn because we need to understand giving is more than taking. We need to help any one who needs it, but most importantly help those who help us.
The Ethical standards of what we all should believe in should be more important than the pressures society puts on us to draw us in to an obsession none of us should have. The American Dream is a facade which pressures any one to want more and not appreciate what they already have. An American Dream of mine is for any one to believe in themselves to be who we are and create a life for ourselves that does not pressure us to follow the crowd. Life is an emotional roller coaster that can pull you down or pick you up, but in the end it can really be the most positive experience when leading your own life.
Open those doors that can open your life to new experiences to be who you are!
From Trey Anastasio’s song “Shine”:
Now the light shines on
While we all ride on
When the days come and gone
You know we all shine on
posting more soon,
“It’s called the ‘American Dream’ because you have to be asleep to believe it.” – George Carlin
I prefer your dream to the American illusion, Jason! You “clearly see the physicality of this reality as fallacy”!