Thats sort of like where I live except theres well over 100,000 houses, split into groups of maybe 200-300, with every house in the group looking the same.
If you've ever seen the intro to Weeds on Showtime, that is literally just overhead shots of where I live.
The "American Dream" is different to every person out there. To you, that picture may symbolize a pathetic, cookie-cutter life, but for others that same picture could symbolize a sturdy home, in a safe neighborhood to raise thier children. Just because some cheap, lazy, unorigional building company designed and built a millions homes that are all the same does not mean there are a million people that bought them that are all the same. It definitly does not mean that the "American Dream" is the same to all of those people either. There is no way you could classify a the life dream of any one of the people living in these homes' just by looking at that picture.
american dream is the concept of having nothing and rising to something beyond poverty, having you7're own family, and house, stability, something that not alot of people had prior to the 1950's. a factoring result of this is overwheming greed however.
the great gatsby tells of the "American Dream" in a very legit way, no matter how hard we work we are rooted to the past, "like boats at sea" were destined to come back, we work harder towards a goal whatever it may be, but were stuck at a perpetual place.....
so we "work" harder, only we can realize if we are living the "American Dream" happiness to one is not happiness to another, but its the journey that keeps us going towards a dream we may never see...
I absolutly hate how this country works.
I find it rediculous that a person must spend their life in school and then a office job just to have a regular life. Some people are not wired to be organized and sit down all day doing paper work, but our stupid country is made so that the only people that can become sucessful are those who make it big in sports, acting music, ext or are good at organizing and doing desk work all day.
and since i am in now way fitting into these lifestyles i am basically fucked and doomed to live a horrible life /rant