Did you ever wonder how The American Dream turned into such a nightmare? Let’s start with the fact that The American Dream is a dream, so it always carried that risk. And that’s the one thing it has successfully delivered — illusion. Unfortunately, it’s not a very pleasant one these days.
I enumerate the sordid condition of the dream in my recent book, Awakening from the American Dream, but before we start to wail about how terrible this is, let’s again remember that it’s just a dream. Comfortable as our beds might be, we probably don’t mourn the loss of our dreams when we wake up. We’re glad to wake up, because a new day lies before us.