This morning I heard a couple talking about the "American Dream".
They seemed to be Americans. They were in town looking to buy their next home. From the sound of it they had several already.
But I digress.
What has the American Dream become? My Grand parents spoke about it in the terms of owning their own plot of land and a house. Some place to call their own.
People flock to this country (the USA) in search of their own American dream. A better place to live. A good job. A free(in theory)country. From the state of things I would guess that the American Dream has become more about fame and fortune. The lure of Celebrity.
I don't know about all of you, but that sure isn't my dream. I despise celebrities. You can keep your fame and your fortune for that matter.
Every time I hear people talking about wanting to be rich. I think about something I learned as a child. "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the gates of Heaven,"
The funny thing is that I have never been a religious person. I avoid organized religion like the plague. I believe in God and I pray there is a Heaven. My problem is that I have no faith in man. From the dawn of religion men have used it for their own selfish and greedy desires. I think the true message of God has been lost. I do consider myself to be a spiritual person.
Sorry, my mind is wandering! The American Dream. What has it become? More importantly, what is the dream of the rest of the world? That's the question I really want an answer to.
Why does the world want to come to the US? Do they still want to come here? What is the British Dream? The French Dream? The Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, German...
They must have dreams right? What are they? I truly hope that it's not to come here and be rich and famous!
Tell me world, what do you dream about?