February 14, 2008

AMERICAN DREAM

My husband found a link: Homeless: Can you build a life from $25?: "In a test of the American Dream, Adam Shepard started life from scratch with the clothes on his back and twenty-five dollars. Ten months later, he had an apartment, a car, and a small savings."

I just love this. I thought Spurlock was full of baloney. Actually he was full of baloney, as he had his employer intentionally lower his wage to make his point.

Good for you, Adam Shepard.

Posted by: Sarah at 10:17 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 What a great find, Sarah! I really enjoyed this article! My oldest daughter was born my senior year in high school, and AFG and I had some very rough years where we made about 750$ a month total to get through college. Granted, 1995 prices weren't what they are today, but it wasn't a princely sum by any means, and McDonalds was a luxury to us then! And yet we did it - for three years. And now I'm very proud of what we've accomplished.

Posted by: airforcewife at February 14, 2008 12:07 PM (mIbWn)

2 What an inspirational story! I especially homed in on where he wrote, "It wasn't so much as where we were coming from, it was where we were going." So true. I recently had a conversation with a friend who has spent himself into financial difficulties. As he complained about being screwed by everyone from the Government to his employer to the grocery store, I pointed out that perhaps he could cut back on some of the luxuries. That perhaps he didn't need the expensive cell plan, the big screen TV, and super-premium cable channels. He looked at me like I was crazy and retorted, "It's my right to have it!" That ended the conversation. Yep, it gives me hope.

Posted by: R1 at February 14, 2008 04:49 PM (y1Xat)

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