The Truth about Canadian and American Dream

People from all over the world land in America and Canada with degrees from their own countries only to find out that they will be jobless. They work as taxi drivers, in coffee shops, as security guards and live in tiny apartments. They face depression and must work at least 12 hours a day on minimum wage to survive, if they find a minimum wage job that is. A lot of women work in strip clubs and others become prostitutes in Canada and especially in America. Is this the American dream?

Even the education system sucks. Until Grade 10 they go at the pace of a turtle and then suddenly from Grade 11 students find themselves facing their worst nightmare, with immense work overload. In Universities, one semester lasts for four months in Canada. The academic year is only eight months long, which leaves students depressed and suffocated, especially when they work part time to support their education, trying to pay the outrageous tuition fees. School in Canada is free. Awesome. Only to find out that one semester in University costs 3,000 dollars and for those on a student visa, 6,000 dollars.

Lets now talk about religious freedom. Did they not raise a big issue about the head scarf. What happened to religious freedom then? Although in Toronto, which feels like Asia, a bearded man or a burka clad woman can walk the streets freely, in other cities they are stared at with disgust. Religious freedom? Numerous cases have been reported of Musallas being burnt by non-Muslims. Religious freedom?

What I have noticed is that people with their perfect lives go to Canada looking for only Allah knows what, and end up with depression and a list of other (huge) problems. Leaving a good life, a life of satisfaction where a person is practicing Islam, only to go to a place where a person cannot move an inch without indulging in haram, what kind of life does a person hope for? People start their Canadian and American dreams by buying a house and a car on mortgage and then wonder why they are always short of money. This is the hidden law. Just as there is the law of gravity, which cannot be seen but must be obeyed, the law of interest free transactions must also be obeyed.

Children end up with ‘friends’ doing drugs and drinking alcohol. There are daily arguments, where parents without any common sense, want their children to follow the path of morality and spirituality in a place lacking both. People who never thought they would drink end up in bars, people who used to pray end up with girlfriends, people who were faithful to their wives end up with prostitutes. Others end up doing drugs. Some even commit suicide. Is this the Canadian and American Dream?


16 thoughts on “The Truth about Canadian and American Dream”

  1. I agree that the US and Canada has, for the most part, lost sight of a proper moral centre and have exchanged it for a life of so-called “freedom” but I disagree that either countries had the intention of going this way, particularly America because the founding fore-fathers, I believe, did NOT have what is happening in America now in their vision when they wrote up the declaration of independence…

    It happens to the best of us but hopefully, with prayer and patience, we will all realise our mistakes and try to make good and avoid making them again… hopefully (although optimism is hard to keep when we humans seem to be making the same mistakes over and over and over and over again…)

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  2. All this,

    “Children end up with ‘friends’ doing drugs and drinking alcohol. There are daily arguments, where parents without any common sense, want their children to follow the path of morality and spirituality in a place lacking both. People who never thought they would drink end up in bars, people who used to pray end up with girlfriends, people who were faithful to their wives end up with prostitutes. Others end up doing drugs. Some even commit suicide.”

    is prevelent in PAKISTAN.

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  3. I have my son tomorrow and I’m going with him see my mother (3 hours of car )… it will be a occasion for me to quit smoking.. please encourage me! 🙂

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  4. About alcohol abuse, I found it :
    “The NESARC study — a representative survey of the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 18 years and older — showed that the rate of alcohol abuse* increased from 3.03 to 4.65 percent across the decade while the rate of alcohol dependence**, commonly known as alcoholism, declined from 4.38 to 3.81 percent. The study appears in the current issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence (Volume 74, Number 3, pages 223-234).” ( http://alcoholism.about.com/od/homework/a/blnih040610.htm )

    So the abuse is increasing from 3.03% to 4.65% and the divorce is around 50%. Following this number, the alcohol abuse issue cannot explain more than 5% of the divorce.

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  5. I believe that religion can help to avoid so much divorce, because all religion keep their belief system around moral values. But this not mean that without religion, we cannot have good moral value. You know that I don’t have a specific religion, and I believe to have some great moral values. But it is not the case of everyone. This can be teach, but with patience.

    Note that drug is not freely available (it’s illegal), and it is not because I’m smoking that everyone smoke here.

    But you write something which keep my attention : “people are heavily involved in their work and socializing”. That’s true. But I’m not so sure for the training time with children. If the parent don’t have much time, and the baby-sitter is crazy, maybe…

    But there is another thing too which was not mentionned. Women here have work and can be independant. Some of my ex-girlfriend left me often because I don’t do lot of clean up in the house…

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  6. att Real: I have an explanation for the high divorce rate not only in the West but in other industrialized countries like Taiwan (where I have spent some time). The main reason is that there is not much religion in your lives. When people are heavily involved in their work and socializing, they don’t have much time for God. Secondly, in industrialized societies most people don’t give much time to training their children and teaching them moral values. Thirdly, with alcohol and drugs freely available, people in advanced countries forget themselves and fight with their spouses, which leads to divorce.

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