What Is Your American Dream?
In this quiz, we’ll help you wrestle with what exactly the American dream means to you by paving the road to get there. For some, that road is paved in gold, representing the riches befitting of American capitalism. Others put friends and family before finance. The only person some need is Mother Nature, whose currency is clarity. Social advocates desire a change in social scenery stronger than changes in bank accounts or beautiful backdrops.
How do you determine which of these dreams speaks to you? This quiz explores who you look up to, what you look forward to, where you turn in times of need and inspiration, and simply why you are the way you are. You’ll see quotes, songs, scenarios, and values. At the end of the experience, you should feel more woke to what exactly the American dream means to you.
The American dream represents America's crucial calling card that magnetizes opportunity to prosperity. America's abundance of capitalism and freedom with a lack of caste system theoretically allows everyone to realize their American dream. What that dream is remains ambiguous. James Truslow Adams attempted to find the right words to define it in The Epic of America.
“The American Dream is 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," Adams said. "It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.”