The New Face Of The American Dream.

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While Millennials are more optimistic than ever about the future, The American Dream has become a relic for most representing a point in time that no longer has relevancy. Rather than possessions and affluence dominating what people really want, in a recent national survey conducted by the Center for a New American Dream, 78% of Americans consider having personal freedom extremely important and only 23% stated achieving wealth as desirable.

When it comes to work and money 2 out of 5 people voluntarily chose to earn less money in return for more personal time and of those people, 86% are happy about it. And a whopping 91% believe we’re creating too much waste, with 85% stating we will need to make major changes to the way we live if we’re to create a sustainable existence. With growing consciousness around what we do and don’t want, and shifting our lifestyles to accommodate that, perhaps it’s time to redefine a 21st century American Dream so we might better understand what the future holds, and our part in it.

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