Are We All Created Equal? Essay

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There’s always been some thought and consideration on whether all men are created equal. It seems to be a standout topic that many have their own opinions on. I am here to argue that no, all men in America are not created equal. My opinion may bother some, mostly because it’s something that we as Americans should take pride in. That by living in this country you are able to achieve any dream you have and there is no segregation or tolerance for making others feel little. Although, especially in this time, things have changed including our rights. There are families living on the streets or in their cars, barely able to afford food. Sad thing is, they work 5 times harder than any wealthy man or women out there. It seems that hard work is no …show more content…
That in itself proves that it isn’t all about attitude and whether you have the drive to succeed in what you want to succeed in. Adam Shepard, the man who wrote Scratch Beginnings, seems to think otherwise. In an interview he says, “ It’s an attitude, it’s not so much economics or the social issues or the political issues, it’s an attitude. We wake up in the greatest country in the world and do we appreciate what we have..?”,(Smith). Although he does have a very good point, in that an attitude and hope is a very big factor, but sometimes that doesn’t add up and work out the way you want it to. He may have a better view on it than I do considering he did an experiment to try and see how it really is, but just like author Barbara Ehrenreigh, they had a place to run to and could give up anytime they wanted. It was all an experiment to them and not life or death. Barbara did in fact realize that it doesn’t matter how hard you work, but where you came from. In her book Nickel and Dimed, she says, “No one ever said that you could work hard - harder even than you ever thought possible - and still find yourself sinking deeper into poverty and debt.”, (Ehrenreigh). Just by this it shows that even the wealthy see this problem and realize how strange it is. At a young age we’re all told that if we work hard and believe in ourselves we can achieve whatever we want to. Once you grow up and are given a glimpse of the real world, you soon realize that this is not the case

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