The traditional American dream is obsolete. Banks own half of the country, and the prospects of owning a house, or settling to raise children seem like distant ambitions that require substantial financial foundations to succeed. I readily submit the following as a modern American dream. To create content as a vocation. What else can we do but participate in the hand life deals one. How far from the truth are we willing to travel? when will we see our fragile blue orb as a thing to protect instead of exploit? only once we have power over it. indeed.