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The American dream is defined by the Merriam Websters Dictionary as an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperityIn the great Gatsby the American dream plays a big role In this book the characters are in constant strive for equality success economic prosperity material comfort and fame They are willing to do whatever it takes to reach their so yearned dream no matter the consequences The characters focus on pleasure folly and excesses and selfishness leaving aside what truly maters like real happiness and reaching out to people to spread the word of the Lord like He commanded us to doI believe that the American dream should focus on happiness equality and evangelismI think that the key to achieve a happy and fulfilling life is to have Christ in our heartsWhen we have Christ in our hearts there is a radical change in us and in our worldview we no longer search for happiness in material stuff because that kind happiness is ephemeral on the other hand true happiness comes from being more Christlike and following his exampleWe achieve happiness in the happiness of others and in knowing that He will never forsake usWe will be happy because we will no longer desire what we do not have and what we think we need because at the end the only thing that we really need is HimEquality in my opinion is the most important characteristic because to God we are all equal we were created in his image and likeness and not liking someone is like not liking Christ The bible says in 1 John 20 If anyone says I love God and hates his brother he is a liar for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen We should treat other the same way we would like to be treated Equality is not only an important characteristic but also
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