Pop Quiz: What do you believe will make you happy? A new car? A promotion, a raise, perhaps?
While we all have different notions about what defines success and happiness, some common beliefs permeate our culture. One such belief is the ideal of the American Dream, the idea that anyone in the United States can achieve their goals, and material prosperity.
Society promotes the American Dream as an ideal to be aspired to – the type of life that we want to live, and the type of life we wish for our children.
Let’s take a step back and ask: Will such a life, of achieving ones goals and material prosperity, ultimately make us happy? And if not, what then are the keys the happiness? Read on as we explore this question.