7/18 (Sat.) New American Dream (Host:Sunny sr.)

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7/18 (Sat.) New American Dream (Host:Sunny sr.)

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Reference Articles:
(Session1) American Dream
https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-the- ... ay-3306027

You Will Prepail (inspiring speech from CEO of Google and Alphabet) (Session2) Poverty isn’t a lack of character, it’s a lack of cash. Key Takeaways (In case you don’t have time to digest those articles…)

1. DEFINITION OF AMERICAN DREAM
“The American Dream is the belief that anyone, regardless of where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their own version of success in a society where upward mobility is possible for everyone. The American Dream is achieved through sacrifice, risk-taking, and hard work, rather than by chance.”

"Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.”
James Truslow Adams in 1931

“Every generation kind of leapfrogs the one before it, earning more, buying more, being more. America has exported this dream all over the world.”

“Homeownership and education are often seen as paths to achieving the American Dream.”

2.DEFINITION OF UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME
Universal basic income is a program where every citizen receives a monthly payment, regardless of whether they're working and earning an income or not. In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. said a guaranteed income would abolish poverty. That means reducing income inequality as well.

Session1:American Dreams

Q1: “Millennials will be the first generation not to exceed the wealth or job status of their parents. They have lower homeownership rates than previous generations, too.”
👉Are you wealthier than your parents? Why, or why not?

Q2: “For the first time in American history, the majority of parents do not think that their kids will be “better off” than they were.”
👉Do you think you are better off than your parents? What’s your definition of “being better off”? What are your parental goals and expectations for your child?

Q3:“Traditionally, homeownership and education are often seen as paths to achieving the American Dream.”
👉Is homeownership still important in your own version of American dream?

Q4:Now it’s Millennials World. A Research survey reported that Millennials’(Generation Y) top priorities in life as below:
“being a good parent” (52%)
“having a successful marriage” (30%)
“owning a home” (20%)
“high-paying career” (15%).
“becoming famous” (1%).


👉What’re your priorities? Please share.


Session2: Poverty isn’t a lack of character, it’s a lack of cash?

Q1:Ex British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher called poverty "a personality defect."
👉Do you believe that the poor should be held responsible for their own mistakes?

Q2: Some countries are experimenting with pilot programs of “universal basic income.” What if everybody in Taiwan is guaranteed a basic income, ensuring that no one fell below the poverty line?
Do you go for this idea?

Q3: Just imagine again how much talent we're wasting, simply because we tell our kids they'll have to "earn a living. Do you like your job? Do you value your work by the amount of happiness you spread and the amount of meaning you give?




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Agenda:
3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:15 ~ 5:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements ********************************************************************************************************************************************
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聚會時間:請準時 4:00 pm 到 ~ 約 6:30 pm 左右結束
星期六聚會地點:丹堤濟南店
地址、電話:台北市濟南路三段25號 地圖 (02) 2740-2350
捷運站:板南線 忠孝新生站 3 號出口
走法:出忠孝新生站 3 號出口後,沿著巷子(忠孝東路三段10巷)走約 2 分鐘,到了濟南路口,左轉走約 2 分鐘即可看到。
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