Pursuing a Dream
The Cost of
Everyone has dreams, only some go out and achieve them. When you chase a dream it consumes you and becomes all you can see, causing you to lose sight of what you already do have. Those who pursue their dreams sacrafice a lot for their goal, mainly relationships. The Great Gatsby, Pursuit of Happyness, Mark Zuckerberg, Nickel and Dimed, and Inside Job all show proof of this. People chasing something do whatever is needed to make it there, even if that means leaving their morals behind and doing things that they know could potentially hurt those close to them.
In the book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, author Barbara Ehrenreich, starts a completly new life in Key West florida looking for a new home as well as a good job but getting by through working low wage ones. In the pursuit of her new life, Barbara cut out all existing relationships she had from where she first livedin order for her to pursue her dream elsewhere where she had only a handful of relationships. She got a small house and worked hard doing what she needed to in order to hopefuly become more successful. In The Great Gatsby, Nick Carroway does exactly this but in a different location did as he pursued his own job in an unfamiliar place. These people lost all the relationships they had in order to start over.
Ehrenreich, Barbara. "Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting By in America." Barbara
Ehrenreich. N.p., 2001. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, and Matthew J. Bruccoli. The Great Gatsby. New York, NY: Scribner, 1996. Print.
"Inside Job." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2014.
Read It and Weep. Dir. Paul Hoen. By Patrick Clifton. Perf. Kay Panabaker and Danielle
The Pursuit of Happyness. Dir. Gabriele Muccino. Prod. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal,
Steve Tisch, James Lassiter, and Will Smith. By Steve Conrad. Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2006. Wiggins, John. "The Pursuit of Happyness." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 07 Jan.2014.
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