My dad came from nothing. He had two pairs of pants until the age of 20. After he came to this country, he achieved "the American dream" - a nice house in the suburbs, a well-paying career despite his 8th grade education, paying for his kids' college education. But like many younger Americans, my "American dream" involves travel and work that makes me happy. In this essay, I took a closer look at how the definition of the American Dream has evolved, and if we're better off for it.