Requiem-For-An-American-Dream-Bob Davis Podcast 1082

Requiem For An American Dream

Firstly in any requiem for an American Dream we pay our respects to a time when it worked. Details in Requiem-For-An-American-Dream-Bob Davis Podcast 1082.

Negativity

Secondly negativity and division permeate our culture these days.

New Dream

Therefore at the end of another not so good year maybe we need a new dream.

Or you can refer to the movie ‘Blow’ for the ‘Maybe You Had The Wrong Dream’ quote.

Shared Vision

Above all in Requiem-For-An-American-Dream-Bob Davis Podcast 1082 I talk about the value of a shared vision for the future.

Values

For example the American Dream originally was based on the values of the Declaration of Independence.

History

And in the 1930’s the dream we know today was created out of whole cloth by historian James Truslow Adams.

Advertising

Consequently advertising got hold of it after World War 2.

Consumer Economy

As a result Truslow’s dream helped fuel the growth of the consumer economy in the United States.

Twisted Remnant

Since then The American Dream has become a sort of twisted remnant from a bygone age.

Aspirations

Yet most young adults begin their journey through life aspiring to the same old theme.

Maybe it’s time for a new dream?

New Year’s Resolutions

In addition this is time of the year we allow ourselves to think about the future.

Similarly why not think about a new shared vision for the future?

Rejecting The Traditional American Dream

Certainly I have rejected the traditional American Dream by becoming a nomad.

Artistic Business

And attempting to grow an artistic business on the road.

Tools Of Tech

Even more technology today for all it’s foibles provides the tools to create versions of the American Dream our grandparents never considered.

Telling Stories

In Requiem-For-An-American-Dream-Bob Davis Podcast 1082 I tell some stories from the bygone era and talk about the postwar economic and social history.

Thought Experiment

Further I think this thought exercise helps in a time when everyone is pointing fingers.

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Nomad-Decisions-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 1046

Nomad Decisions and Stories

Above all my nomad decisions and stories are my own. They are not meant as judgements. Learn more in Nomad-Decisions-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 1046.

Not Easy

Secondly nobody said it would be easy.

Certainly we nomads love to tell the story of how it all went down.

Review

Lately I have been reviewing my decision to get rid of everything and hit the road.

To clarify I do not regret that decision.

Anatomy Of A Decision

But I think the process of making the decision is interesting.

Even more I don’t think anyone is having an easy time with life these days.

Therefore the idea of discussing life changing decisions helps everyone.

And telling some nomad stories along the way.

Another Great Nomad Story

For example someone I met had rented a car, threw her stuff in it, and within three hours was on the road.

Forever.

She’s still driving the rented SUV.

“I’ll deal with that later”.

Action Is What’s Important

In the same vein Nomad-Decisions-Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 1046 is about the process of making a big decision and taking action on it.

Most importantly I don’t regret it.

No Best Practices

However I am not really sure if I used ‘best practices‘ in making that decision.

To sum up here, the main thing is it was a decision that was acted upon.

Pure Bliss

Certainly that led to pure bliss as I drove and drove across the country and back.

High Prices

On the other hand the current high price of fuel as me stopped down in the desert with a bunch of nomads in the same boat.

This too is a learning experience.

Finally where ever listeners and subscribers are..

No matter how hard it gets.

Choices and Decisions

We still have choices and we can still make decisions.

And take action.

In short every now and then I like to review and retell the story of how I got here.

In addition revisit what I consider success to be.

Nomad Definition of Wealth and Success

And what wealth looks like out here.

Sometimes that’s a hot shower and a good Internet connection.

And that’s OK.

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