The latter part of that sentence is an oxymoron. No?
The American Dream is just that; a dream.
Why be so limited and unoriginal? So many of us put ourselves inside this box with all of these rules and structure. I say fuck it. Just be who you are, do what makes you happy and everyone around you will be happy because you exude happiness. Happy. Happy. Happy.
When we pit good against evil, evil will always prevail if they try to exist in the same room. We can bring an honest man into a group of people that are already jaded by the relentlessness of the system. He may have the intention of making things right and moral. It’s not gonna happen. Why? It’s not worth the time and effort to explain, because then the truth will be lost. It’s just the way it is.
Everyone wants to change the world by campaigning and rounding up groups of people to jump on the train and fight for their cause. The truth to this matter is that when you get a group of people together, it’s inevitable that there will be more than one chief. This is when the power struggle begins and the truth is lost.
If we each acted as individuals to do what is right and best for ourselves and our environment, our personal little space, the bigger picture would work itself out. This is how it works. What is right for one of us may not be the right thing for the next guy. This is where we go wrong; Uniformity. Trying to figure out one solution for many different individuals. There is no one best thing for all people.
Yes, we are all connected, but the only way to actually connect is by each of us being our own unique individual selves and doing our part to live out our purpose here. And the way I have to live and the things I need to do that maintain my integrity and authenticity may not be what you need to do to maintain your integrity and authenticity.
There is a basic set of principles that the human race need follow, that’s it. That’s all.
(Stepping down from the soapbox now).