The American Dream: A sudden transformation will bring a total change in one’s fortunes . . . from poor to rich, sickness to health, misery to ecstasy . . .
The American Dream is just that: a dream, one that nevertheless exerts a powerful hold on the imagination of millions, Americans and non-Americans alike.
- If you want to tell lies, that will be believed. Don’t tell the truth, that won’t.
— Emperor Ieyasu Tokugawa
- Promise a great and total change — from poor to rich, sickness to health, misery to ecstasy, and you will have followers.
— Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power
As Robert Greene tells it, “Change is slow and gradual. It requires hard work, a bit of luck, a fair amount of self-sacrifice, and a lot of patience.”
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.