Where the American Dream Took a Wrong Turn

by Scott Truesdell

May 18, 2022

Somewhere, some time, there was this dream planted into my head. It went something like this: If you follow the rules, do everything you're told in the correct order, get through high school and hopefully college, get a good job... pretty much you'll have it made for life. You will own your own home in a neighborhood full of friends and take lovely vacations, and have an active, fun, and fulfilling retirement.

That dream is "The American Dream" or something close to it, I think.