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So I'm pretty sure that most of you are familiar with the concept of the American Dream. The exact interpretation is a bit up for debate, but it always seems to come back to the same basic threads: business success, making one's fortune, 'where the streets are paved with gold'.
Problem is, a lot of Americans tend to mistake that for some universal dream everybody has, and it's the American Dream because America is the place to achieve it. Which, as this Yahoo article shows, is not quite accurate. The author goes to Finland and finds that the Finnish Dream is more along the lines of a quiet modestly-sized cabin on the lake, without a lot of materialism attached like you see in America.
Nothing I didn't suspect already, but it does lead to a couple questions:
A: What is the equivalent national 'Dream' elsewhere? (If you happen to know.)
B: Why do you think different countries have different dreams?
I'm trying, through my blog, to break into the journalism industry. Any eyes and ears that pick up on any leads towards that end are greatly appreciated. PM me if you happen to hear anything.