"The American dream is a worn and bullshit cliche that is used to describe high time preferences (gotta have it NOW), screwed-up priorities, and atrocious decisions based not on what is, but what people want, wish, hope it to be. People have become very good at creating a world of illusions with which to surround themselves, and they live based on some really warped perceptions of their wealth and ability to fund a high-flying lifestyle. They don't think to tomorrow or next week, let alone 3, 5, or 10 years from now. That isn't today, so who cares? Today I have approval for a mortgage and another newer, bigger house with the pond, waterfall, built-in Bose speakers, and custom everything, and that is what matters."
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