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American Dream

            The American dream is a passion, which burns strongly inside those with desire to learn and prosper. Because of the plethora of opportunities we have in America, the American dream is a reality to many people today. The validity of the American dream differs from person to person, depending on their dedication and worth ethic. Nevertheless, the American dream is a reachable goal for everyone, however, whether or not it is achieved depends on the person. .
             What is the American Dream, and who are the people most likely to pursue its fulfillment? The American Dream has come to represent the attainment of countless goals that are specific to each individual. For example, one person might consider a purchased home with a white picket fence their version of the American Dream, another might view it as the financial ability to run his own business. Clearly, there is no cut and dry definition of the American Dream. What it does universally represent, however, it the opportunity for people to seek out their individual desires under the political rule of democracy. The idea that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed in American is known as the American dream. I am surrounded by examples of the American dream fulfilled in my life. For example, my father was born in Tehran, Iran. He went to a Jesuit school in Iranian till he was 17. In 1977, the Iranian government began to transform, causing many problems between governmental leaders and traditional religious groups in Tehran. Because of this problem, all boys, age seventeen and up, were required to serve in the army as the civic duty. There was no option and no escaping this strictly enforced law. My grandmother did not want him to fight because he was only a child, so decided to change his birth certificate, making him look younger, and send him away. After changing the date on his birth certificate, his mother packed his bags, and sent him to America.

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