The American Dream: A Matter Of Choices?

What happened to the American dream (Cover Story, Aug. 19)? It's alive and well for those with the drive to make the hard choices. I am 29 years old, and my wife is 27. We have been married 7 years, have a 6-month-old son, and live in a $140,000 home in Northville, Mich. Recently, my wife exercised the option to leave a well-paying job at Motorola Inc. to care for our son full time. Both my wife and I started from modest beginnings and earned bachelor's degrees by working our way through night school.

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