Friday, January 3, 2020

The American Dream from the Immigrants Perspective

My Question, The conception of the American Dream, I believe is different among native-born Americans and immigrants. Everyone desires to become successful in life and many people will stop at nothing to achieve it. In my case, by moving to the United States, I now have the opportunity to live the American Dream, but my definition may differ from everyone else’s. I believe that The American Dream for Immigrants means getting a good education, working hard, family support, willing to adapt to a new environment, becoming a self-made individual, and having a leader. My main purpose in moving here in the U. S. was to attend an American college to gain a first-class education. With hard work and passivation; I am optimistic that I will find success. Migrant expatriates like me think of the American dream as a freedom to decide our own destiny meanwhile most Native Americans thinks of it as not a â€Å"Dream† but a reality of the concept of getting rich by means of pure luck. 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