Talking with a friend the other night she offhandedly remarked what amazing things a person can achieve in this country. She was talking about her family and how she was first generation to be born here. The family migrated here with little support and no money. The litter of children that they had have achieved simply great things given the circumstances that they were born into. Out of the 7, 4 have graduated from college. So far one is a lawyer and another a doctor, with another one on the way. The rest are successful entrepreneurs like their parents.
On my mom's side my grandfather never went past an 8th grade education. He was born to farmer's and eventually bought and ran a butcher store. His daughter graduated from college and became a nurse. I went as far as graduate school and work in administration.
This is the rule, not the exception. Can you find people mired in poverty for generations, of course. I have yet to find one though where it wasn't due to their shitty attitude. Now the question is, was this attitude responsible for their place or a result?
When I took sociology in college my professor told all of us that the American Dream was dead because the current richest person in the country came from a privileged background (Bill Gates) instead of a poor background like Sam Walton. This was news to me. He some how had taken it upon himself to define the American Dream his way and then set it as impossible standards. Bill Gates's dad was a successful lawyer in Seattle, but he was by no means even close to being a billionaire. Did Bill grow up with more opportunity than Sam Walton? Yep! But if you can't see the difference between a lawyer and the richest person in the world, you're a fucking retard!
Coming to this country so that your children can have it better than you is what it's all about That doesn't happen in 5, 10, or 15 years. It takes generations. That's what it's been about for thousands of years. Nobody wants to have kids and see them get bogged down in the misery of life. There has to be a dream!