Friday, May 22, 2020

American Dream

Obviously, I believe that to pursue the American Dream is not only futile but self-destructive because ultimately it destroys everything and everyone involved with it.  By definition it must, because it nurtures everything except those things that are important: integrity, ethics, truth, our very heart and soul.  Why?  The reason is simple: because Life/life is giving, not getting.

-- Hubert "Cubby" Selby, Jr. (1928 - 2004), 20th Century American writer, Requiem for a Dream (1978)

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