Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The American Dream, where'd it go?
As Olefson said, it's more a matter of mindset than ability that has erased our grandparents' "American Dream." Of course we still want a big house in a nice, safe neighborhood, but we don't make the sacrifices and put in the time to get it. Thanks to credit cards and the availability of loans though, we have no incentive to put in the time to get what we want, when we want it. To me, the issue here is more a societal concern than an individual concern. It's not that we're lazy and unwilling to work, it's that we don't have to.