U.S. is a land of joy and dreams for many.
Thousands and thousands of immigrants reach our borders for fulfilling their goals and interests. Many come out to build a life, a future for themselves and for their families back in their native country.
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The American Dream is not new to anybody, but, it is a dream we all hope and live for. You will find many stories scattered all-over the net about the immigrants. But what do they do to get a headline?
Why are we always having second thoughts about an immigrant in the first place?
The Hot-Button Issue?
Yes, immigration is one such issue, and the debate has strengthened a lot over the past years.
I am not trying to debate against politics. Neither, about its ideology. Governmental pact is all about, “Yes, we know what is out there, and what is threatening us.”
My thoughts, and, if you look deep into yours, is all the same. The immigrants come to U.S. to find success. To live a life.
I see many Native Americans struggling to build up expectations, but the immigrants, they by far outshadow many.
Immigrants, are a group of people who, symbolize the best of what America can be, and can do.
U.S. history is rich with immigrants and their hard work for the country. Is it all about a race?
No, it isn’t. It’s all about fulfilling what you can and what you should.
Naser Fazlullah Of Shelby County
He is one such example. A Bangladeshi immigrant. He grew up in Bangladesh and came to the U.S. in pursuit of the American dream.
He went to Bishop State Community College, which is a predominantly a black college.
Having no strong in-flow of financial aid, he went on to work from cleaning the floors, to flipping burgers, onto an assistant manager in less than a year.
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He worked hard, and made his way up to a corporate level position in a very short time. He is a small Business owner of L & S Fish and Hot Wings in Memphis for 11 years, and have been a Shelby County resident for 15 years.
And, now, he is trying for the county commissioner. Minorities, have to go through many things and accept many challenges. This is a never-ending process. But, he overcame all such challenges.
He is successful, compelling, and with a vision so strong, that you start getting vibes in his presence.
He is famous for his compassionate, no nonsense management style. He wants to do something grand for the community and its people. He is firm but fair, and thinks for everybody out there.
Republican Party Member
Despite being an immigrant, and from a minority class, he is able to serve in the Republican Party.
How do you think he got to such a level?
He worked, and worked hard. He doesn’t want to be remembered as any other commissioner for the voters. He comes with the ideology of working and serving the community he lives in. And, that is what the core of the actual American dream is.
Government is there to rule, but also to provide sufficient help in every aspect of life for its people. Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and much more as such, are names worth remembering. Our history is full of amazing people who did what they could for the best interest of our people. And, he wants to follow their footsteps.
Is That Hard?
Oh, yes it is. Lot of work, extra time and an ear to listen. Do we do that? No we don’t.
Do you know if your neighbor is out and cold, just because he was not able to go to work today? No you don’t.
Did you check if the lady across the street has an infant to take care of and has no money to buy food? Well, you didn’t. But Naser Fazlullah does it. He cares for his people, despite being an immigrant.
An Idea To Rethink!
U.S. offers so many distinctive openings to have a better life irrespective of skill, wealth, civilization or religious conviction.
We live in a nation where, in spite of who you are and what your background is, you do get the chance.
Tapping into the inspiration is what we all need to make it happen.
If, you have the desire to search for the motivation in you, then the American Dream is more alive than ever.
For a country that has given us so much, the need to give back is always there. Immigrant or no, but your contribution matters.
You all do it, by paying taxes, impacting to the social order, embracing American culture and by adding your input.
This is not about patriotism or being a hero. This is simple life. It is how you give back to a country which is your house. It is how you grow and help others along.
People come and go. The ones who aim to make a difference are remembered.
The Midas Touch!
Martin Luther King very beautifully phrased this thing, and I really want to share it with you all. He said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
This is what impacts your decision. While, you are young and energetic, and can still do it, then do it. Don’t wait for the Midas touch to happen.
You are a millennial, who is equipped with the digital aid, do you still think you can’t?
Small, little things at the start, and then gradually you will have your own vessel of hope for others.
Donate, build houses, help in crisis, work as part time for the community center, teach a youngster – There are many such examples. You can start building your American dream by giving a little to your society, your people, and your family.
Be an example not a victim. Learn what you can, and share whatever you should. Things will be difficult, but not impossible.
You can be the next super hero with the American Dream. The only question is, do you want to be the one?