Monday, 11 April 2011
I spent the first 13 years of my life learning about the American dream. I have spent the last 34 years of my life chasing that American dream. Scratching. Clawing. Two steps forward, ten steps backwards.
I am now 47 years old and finally I have made it.
I got out of the whole, I'm no longer lower class nothing; I'm now a middle class somebody. I have money, I have possessions, I have friends, I have respect, I have a position of authority. I finally have everything I had been chasing.
Now that I'm here, I have only one thing to say.
Every thing I wanted, every thing I have been chasing, all these things that drove me ever forward for so many years -- they are not here. They never were here.
I left it all behind and found an illusion. True Friends, love, happiness -- these things can only be found in one place on earth: at the bottom of the ladder.
The something I chased for so long turned out to be nothing.
I think I will go back.Have you chased after the American dream? If you found it, was it everything you hoped it would be? Why do we chase after this illusion when we could chase after the peace that comes from knowing God?