What is the American Dream? There has always been a dream in the hearts of man that the American Dream is the one goal in life that all must pursue in order to achieve something in their lives. Although the American dream has always been present, the one time that the American dream had its time of reward to the American people was after the Great War, during the 1920’s. Known as the Jazz Age, this time period was a social, psychological, and material flourishing of the American people that has been classified as a time of immense opportunity. The Jazz Age was important to the American dream because it shows the different aspects of the exact rewards and consequences of following it. During this time of cultural prosperity, many novels had portrayed American society as a lost Eden, the land that has lost its identity from the degradation of human values. The myriad of works being published during that time period depicts the downfall of the American hero. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, a man, Jay Gatsby, attempts to pursue the dream for of a perfect life, but his goals eventually backfire upon himself. In the work, A Raisin in the Sun, a world of seemingly endless opportunity is seen from the perspective of an African American family. In Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, a disillusioned man tries to escape the odds against him in war by running away but still loses everything. Although the American dream defines America as a “New Eden” of ever-expanding opportunity, the seemingly self-reliant individual will become disillusioned to the fallacies of America and come to the truth that its dream is neither true nor attainable despite the efforts of the individual.
Immigration has been a key issue in the United States for several decades. Every year millions of people, mainly from Mexico and Central America, migrate north towards the United States searching for higher wages. The United States benefits greatly from the presence of these immigrants, but unfortunately some connotations of their presence, including the reality of the monetary hindrance that they have on US social services because of their relatively low and usually unreported salaries. A fighting attitude is shared by millions of legal and illegal immigrants, and it is now becoming clearer that there is a need for a new policy, one which involves reasoned compromise on both sides, yet one that unquestionably begins to allow amnesty and intelligent pathways to citizenship. Given the current circumstances surrounding immigration, there is no question that a compromise should soon be reached, and if both sides are fair enormous benefits for each will result.
When the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock they brought with them the dominant human characteristics of risk taking, perseverance and determination for the end result of abundant prosperity. While at first look one would assume that these are desirable traits to have in any ethnic group. However not when the prosperity of the newly colonized people involves its ability to invade, displace and eradicate the native ethnic groups in its pursuit of expansion. After the American Revolution, Americans would import foreign African ethnic groups establishing an economic and political system that would escalate into a heedless nation that’s only cultural contribution to the world is its obsession for greed ,wealth, and power at the expense of all ethnic tradition and customs brought here by immigrants from around the world.
All throughout my life, I’ve heard a saying that experience is the best teacher, and in my case this proved to be true so many times. I can say that no matter the outcome of the situation, each time I was taught a lesson about something, I got the point clearly. I was always one that learned best when I was taught through experience, and on one summer afternoon my mother taught me a lesson that will never forget.
Due to the success and level of growth Kudler Fine Foods has experienced it is now in a position to make changes based on internal and external factors. Some of the changes soon to be taking place are the implementation of a frequent shopper program, offering of in-store cooking parties, and introduction of new cost-reduction efforts. The need to please the customers and keep them coming back is Kudler's largest driver. Externally, competition and cost are Kudler's biggest concerns. Kudler is ready for some changes and how they are implemented will be key.