postheadericon Handy Measures the New American Dream

When choosing a new place to live, you’re looking for the perfect, handy apartment with all the amenities: Close shopping and restaurant options, a convenient bus or metro line around the block and reasonable rent for the size of apartment you’re looking for. What doesn’t make the previously mentioned list (but should) is how close you are to green space. How can you live in a city centre that allows all of this to be at your fingertips yet also walk through the forest whenever you beacon call desires.


If you’re not searching for an apartment where your handy cleaning professional can clean its entirety in under one hour, then your criteria should be to live next to a national park that is no more than four hours away, to spend no more than $300,000 on the home of your choice and to have the accessibility of restaurants that offer outdoor seating.


The spots in the United States that make the cut for living out the true American Dream include Dayton, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Oftentimes, it’s the places that have beautiful greenery and climate that cost the most (take Los Angeles and Orlando for instance). But what exactly is meant by the American Dream? Back in 1930 when Truslow Adams coined the term, it meant to depict three pillars. Parents worked hard to enter the middle class, in which they would then sacrifice a lot to give back to their children. Their children would then wake to become successful middle-class people following their parents’ legacies and never forgetting where they came from. The other strands are freedom and democracy. Each individual must respect one another in order to for the spell to work. Adams feared that the greatest threat to living up to the American Dream standards was a loss in faith that it could materialize.


In 2018, we are witnesses to a loss of faith in the white-picket fence home with wonderful kids that grow up to be successful and kind. Now, we are seeing a world where success is epitomized by a detachment from political freedom and democracy. Personal affluence is what matters the most in this new dream, and the ability to take stride in your own handy lifestyle regimes where you can bear to be unattached from family. The expansive family home is quickly being replaced with apartments and condos for a reason. Of course, the price for a handy cleaning service will go down in this case.

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