Friday, July 24, 2009

The American Dream

“I believe that to pursue the American Dream is not only futile but self-destructive because ultimately, it destroys everything and everyone involved with it. By definition it must, because it nurtures everything but those things that are important: integrity, ethics, truth, our very heart and soul. Why? The reason is simple: because Life/life is about giving, not getting.”

Hubert Selby Jr., in Requiem for a Dream (Preface, 2000).