Good morning everybody, my name is Lasse Sonne Thomsen, and I’m 18 years old. I’ve been given this opportunity to talk about the American dream in front of you all.
Some of you might know me, I’m also a student here at the Johns Hopkins University, but whether you know me or not, like me or don’t like me, we all know that almost every day we struggle to get food on the table, our parents don’t have a lot of money, and some of our families are very big.
” American Dream offering success to those who work for it. ” If you want to live the American Dream, you have to work for it, you have to work hard to get your way out of the “slums”, by doing something you like and is successful.
I personally know many in this room who has big dreams about being a successful artist like a rapper or dancer, you have to FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, no matter what happens or who says you can’t, don’t listen to them. -
“The American Dream means the ability to do what I want, when I want, with whoever I want. ” Here in America we have had a big change, from what started to be the American dream, to what it is about today.
After the world war II (1950s and 1960s), the dream for the Americans was to have freedom and equal rights for everybody, they didn’t think about the material items or wealth.