Is the American dream easy to achieve?

Is the American dream easy to achieve?

What happens to people who don't?

Are they American like the rest of us?

Chaff to be brushed aside?
Update: I'm hearing a lot of "a person's American dream means having a dream that is not connected to any other American's American dream"

That interests me a lot.

One word that clearly doesn't describe the American dream is-



Thanx for the answers.
Update 2: Taxi driver with 4 kids? hmm.

It's life liberty and the pursuit of happiness though, not life liberty an the pursuit of being a responsible person.
Isn't a taxi driver with 4 reckless roaming kids
the one living the more "American" dream?

I like the answer. I can picture it clearly.
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