Remember the old days. Remember those everyday interactions with the old world? The grumbling about the obstacle course of the commute, the non-verbal mingling of sights, sounds, and smells of the workday, the ritual of lunch, the social theater of non-task one-on-one and group interaction. That was normality. 

All of it was suddenly yanked out from under America’s workforce. We forget to dream.

What is the American Dream? The term was coined by writer and historian James Truslow Adams in his best-selling 1931 book “Epic of America.” He described it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” The American Dream is the belief that anyone, regardless of where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their own version of success in a society where upward mobility is possible for everyone. The American Dream is achieved through sacrifice, risk-taking, and hard work, rather than by chance. 

The idea of the American Dream has much deeper roots. Its tenets can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Let’s talk about the American Dream on The Voice of a Nation with: Author & Professor, Dr. Julie Albright, a Digital Sociologist at University of Southern California. Dennis Santiago, an American Strategist, focusing on strategic warfare, asymmetric warfare, arms control and global stability.

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