The Fall of the American Dream
We are at a critical crossroads and our future is in serious question.
PAY TO PLAY
“Corporations now spend more money lobbying Congress than taxpayers spend funding Congress.” – VOX
“Prison rates in the US are the world’s highest.” – BBC NEWS
Our world has…
The truth is, we spent too long going through routines, not looking for real solutions.
STATE OF U.S. HEALTHCARE
“U.S. health spending per capita (including public and private spending) is higher than it is anywhere else in the world, and yet, the country lags behind other nations in several aspects such as life expectancy and health insurance coverage.” – Statista.com
“America’s wealth gap is bigger than ever. The median upper-income family now holds 75 times the wealth of the median low-income family, according to an analysis of the data by the Pew Research Center. In 2007, top earners were worth 40 times as much. In 1989, the multiple was 28.” – CNN MONEY
GROWING POLITICAL POLARIZATION
“The divisions between Republicans and Democrats on fundamental political values – on government, race, immigration, national security, environmental protection and other areas – reached record levels during Barack Obama’s presidency. In Donald Trump’s first year as president, these gaps have grown even larger.” – PEW RESEARCH CENTER
We got trapped by insecurity and fear, secretly thinking that to prosper meant stepping over each other on the way up.
THE WEST FORGETS…
“1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.” – DOSOMETHING.ORG
WHOSE IN CONTROL: TECHNOLOGY OR PEOPLE?
A new Nielsen Company audience report reveals that adults in the United States devoted about 10 hours and 39 minutes each day to consuming media during the first quarter of this year.
THE “ATTENTION ECONOMY”
“What began as a race to monetize our attention is now eroding the pillars of our society: mental health, democracy, social relationships, and our children.
These are not neutral products. They are part of a system designed to addict us.” – TIMEWELLSPENT.IO
We let our passions pass us by, hoping that something would crash into our lives and change our fate; never looking inside to scratch that subtle itch, that things just aren’t as good as they might be;
never acknowledging the question,
“Is this it?”
Every day, “R3SETTERS“ are taking back their power, and so can you.
You can invest your time, your attention, and your money into yourself, your community and your beliefs.
That’s where real change comes from. That’s where the R3SET is.