@SuliBreaks » The American’T Dream (Dir. @KevinNgongo) [Spoken Word]
“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs…”-Tony Gaskins
Definition of The American’T Dream
*”The American’t Dream” is a satire on the “rags to riches” notion of the American Dream. It represents the ideal that people strive for success by working an unsatisfactory job, rather than a fulfilling career that feeds their own success and passion. So rather than chasing the “American Dream” they are chasing the “American’t Dream” by allowing their own dreams to be stifled by another person’s dream.
Everybody claims they want SUCCESS, but very few truly pursue it. Following on from the success (2 Million YouTube views) of “Why I Hate School But Love Education”. The American’t Dream addresses the distinctions between the principles of a job you make yourself do day in day out, and a career you love and are really passionate about.
As time goes by, we become more preoccupied with surviving as opposed to living. Many people are content with having a stable routine job (which doesn’t pose any risks to their way of living), rather than pursing their own creative ambitions. They frequently complain about detesting their job, but continuously put themselves in this unsatisfactory position, accepting this is all they’re worth.
Why do we spend our time struggling to work for other people, rather than build and achieve our own dreams?
What’s stopping us from finding out what our dreams are and chasing them?
In a society where the 9-5 job routine has now become the epitome of success for the average person. Is the possibility of a promotion or generic work achievements really what spurs them on in life?
Is it the fear of failure or the loss of stability, which leaves us trapped chasing this American’t Dream?