For many immigrants, the American Dream has always meant living on your means and searching for your own happiness in an unrestrained fashion, like Americans always have been able to do.
While many often agree with that definition, they have started letting skepticism and pessimism bias get the best of them.
Can you blame them?
More than 480,000 people under the age of 25 left the workforce in April while Democrats celebrate the drop in the country’s unemployment rates. About 40 percent of college graduates are unable to find work and at least 29 percent of Millennials choose to stay home and live with their parents.
According to a poll carried out by CNN and ORC International, not even American exceptionalism is engaging citizens lately.
The results show that Americans are having a hard time agreeing that the American Dream is a possibility, whether they agree with the definition provided in this article or not.
A shocking 63 percent of Millennials, young adults between the ages of 18 and 34, say that the American Dream has become impossible to achieve.
Some experts believe that the pessimism is the result of the harsh financial reality of many low- and middle-income Americans. Also, according to the poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the next generation will not grow up to be better off than their parents.
The grim outlook could simply mean that this generation is more realistic about their country’s economic reality, but it could also be a reflection of their ultimate disappointment in this administration.
President Obama made it to the White House with the help of Millennials who were simply tired of having their lives being held hostage by big government policies, but Obama is managing to disappoint everyone.
Liberty-minded Republicans are beginning to lead the way and give this generation the kind of trust in their own potential they have been lacking under Obama.
What this poll indicates is exactly what the GOP should be attuned to if it wants to tap into the roots of the truly conservative thought: youth is tired of big government intervention meddling with their bank accounts just as much as they are tired of having to give up on their personal freedoms.