- Posted June 21, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
My American Dream is …
The American Dream to Me
My American dream is being able to take full advantage of the opportunity this great nation affords me to set goals and have aspirations to live in liberty as no other land can offer.
While that dream does not mean necessarily reaching those goals or having those aspirations fulfilled, it does afford me the freedom to pursue the life that is best for me, my children, my loved ones, my friends and community.
The American dream gives me the right to reach for the stars whether I ever touch one or pull one down to Earth. I am free to dream.
Life has handed me roadblocks with my health conditions and detoured me from my early hopes of working hard, succeeding in whatever career I was in so as to secure a brighter future for my sons and grandchildren - then eventually retire, travel and explore all the wonders which our country has to offer.
The American dream allowed me the ability to alter course and reset my goals and aspirations.
Now my American dream is to one day escape the humid Cornfield and breathe easier in the arid Desert of the Southwest.
My American dream allows me to feel safe in the knowlege that my sons, my grandchildren will also be able to dream and strive to fulfill their lives walking the paths they have chosen.
I am able to have this dream unencumbered.
There is no fear that government may swoop in and captivate me in a prison not of my making simply for daring to dream.
The American dream allows me to share my life with the one I love.
This to me is the American dream - the right to set goals, aspire for more and pursue happiness without fear and without reprisal.