The Conflict of the American Dream
The contradiction between the dream and the reality forms violent and unbalanced society.
Today, or these days, our lovely English teacher, Ms. Maxwell, teach us about the American Dream. What is it? Well, basically in our class it's a concept that 'All people can achieve their dream.' According to the discussion in the class, the sentence itself reveals reality. But no one asks about the difference from those people and their starting point. The concept begins with what people can start with, such the resources all around them. The resources can be anything such as humans, knowledge, experience, all things about how to and what to do to get success, or, achieve their dream. Those resources can vary a lot due to family background, the choices they make, and all other things. Those resources will get to choose where will they be on society and what will they be in the future. And also, this is inheritable, which means it can be pass to their offspring because their offspring lives under the environment those parents got to make.
I want to apply for the best college, just like everyone does. So I have to improve myself in many ways. I found a way I can achieve is that I can apply for a high school. But after I go to the school's website, it shocked me. I'm serious; it SHOCKED me. I can say with my highest confidence that the school which I'm trying to go to is the best high school in the world. For me, it is. It allows me to have curious. Btw, I don't want to be mean at here saying Kinglee was terrible, but that's the comparison I have to make, to be honest with myself and with my life where my parents gave the power of controlling it to me. I have to take my life seriously. So in Kinglee, I can say that I'm not the best one, ever. No one is the 'best.' It can vary on millions of factor, which all of them were dependent on human gesture on them, just because those factors were also subjectivity and not scientific enough for thoroughly examine. On the website it shows that they need SSAT and three other tests including SAT1 or ACT. But at the 10th grade, they only require SSAT.
I can't do that. I mean, I have the responsibility of not transferring to that school because I made a wrong mistake to take Kinglee for 10th grade. But what if I born in the USA? What if I live in the place where all around me were experts like Stephen William Hawking, and with Bill Gates as my neighbor? That can be true for some tiny, tiny amount of people on this earth.
But NOT for a significant amount of people.
Can I still have my dream? For sure! Will remains to be a dream?
It's a shame to say that, but maybe it will.