Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest have all accentuated the American Dream. Pictures of wealthy individuals showing off their lavish lifestyles has created an unrealistic concept of success. If we don’t own 3 mega yachts, take private jets to school, or get a super car for our 16th birthday we are not successful. If we have this thought process there is about less than 1% that will actually reach this success. This concept also portrays a lifestyle that can not be sustained by the any normal individual and does not promote hard work to bring success to their lives. http://mashable.com/2015/05/01/rich-kids-of-snapchat/.
People can be successfully but success isn’t always measured in how much money you make or how many toys you have to get you from point A to B. This young lady went to Yale and became a successful journalist in NYC. She gave it all up to move to the Caribbean to start a new lifestyle and she is loving. The typical american would question why. Why would you give up “success”? She didn’t see making a ton of money as her way of defining her success. Instead she defined her success by her personal happiness. http://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a39772/why-i-gave-up-a-95k-job-to-move-to-an-island/