43 min

Shorts - E30: The American Dream The Dawdler's Philosophy

    • Philosophy

What is a dream? How do we come to form “cherished aspirations” as one dictionary put it? Why do we bother? And how can such aspirations be American? How can such aspirations be shared widely?


Equality, egalitarianism, opportunity. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For whom do these bells toll?


Is it a good dream? And does one “have to be asleep to believe it”?


In this long short, the Dawdlers take on a request from a listener and discuss “The American Dream.”

What is a dream? How do we come to form “cherished aspirations” as one dictionary put it? Why do we bother? And how can such aspirations be American? How can such aspirations be shared widely?


Equality, egalitarianism, opportunity. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For whom do these bells toll?


Is it a good dream? And does one “have to be asleep to believe it”?


In this long short, the Dawdlers take on a request from a listener and discuss “The American Dream.”

43 min