9 years ago and the day after 9/11 I began working on an idea that I now call "The Secret American Dream Project". I didn't know it at the time, but it was an idea based in the idea of sharing.
It took time... lot's of time, but the idea has evolved into an idea to "Save The American Dream"... through sharing.
Here is a summary of the idea:
Almost every "bad news" economic story comes with a sometimes hidden, very dangerous underlying message... that The American Dream is Dead or at least it's on its last leg. The purpose of The Secret American Dream Project is to expose that lie and bring to light all "the secrets" that keep The Dream alive.
No single person, no matter what they say or how much money they spend can control the direction of the economy... but we can all control what we choose to believe. If you turn your attention towards The American Dream and away from the nonsense of the day... You Become The One... instead of The President... who gives US reason to Hope for a better day!
The truth is... The American Dream isn't an entitlement. It's a vision that was born out of the promise that every person is entitled to "the pursuit of happiness" and the expectation that our leaders will "do the right thing" when the right thing needs to be done.
If and when the day ever comes that every American begins working towards their American Dream... Well, let's just say the good news about that will spread and the vicious economic cycle will finally come to an end... one inspired storyline at a time.
The really good news about The American Dream is that dreams are free... and "happiness" becomes the state of mind of those who believe they are tracking towards their dreams. And it doesn't matter how far away they may actually be... when each step forward, no matter how painful... brings a peace of mind that comes from knowing that "things are only getting better".
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