When one mentions the “American Dream,” many people think of owning a home, having a spouse, a dog, and white picket fence. However, I think the American dream is much bigger than that – it is a dream that anyone can be anything they want to be – all with a little hard work, of course.
So a young man set out with a gym bag, the clothes on his back, $25, and moved down to the homeless shelter to test this theory. He abandoned all his old contacts and even his degree – so that when he went to find a job he would have to tell them that he had no address, no education, no means of communication (cell phone).
Ten months later he had moved into an apartment, bought a pickup truck, and had saved close to $5,000. Ten! Ten months!
How is that for living the American Dream?
So, as for poverty in America, is it really impossible for people to crawl out from the poverty line? Or is this just a myth? What do you think?
Original Article: Homeless: Can you build a life from $25?