One thing I’ve noticed is that America doesnt have a lot of “big vision” goals anymore. It seems the country just operates around “make money” but without any clear direction as a culture.
We dont have highways to build. Space travel has kind of lost its flare. Computers and entertainment have plateaued in cultural impact.
When I look back in history, the American dream was about obtaining a higher standard of living especially among poor immigrants. However, it seems our standard of living has a much higher baseline now, where we now find that consumption of “things” and “making money” doesnt bring the promise of happiness like our ancestors had imagined. Instead we have a society boggled by debt and mental illness.
So, what exactly is the American dream? Is it economic? What limits our pursuit of happiness in 2019?