What do you want in life that you can afford? Groceries. I can always afford food. Americans spend less on food than most developed countries and I find that strange. We take out mortgages on homes but don't buy good, healthy food.
What do you want in life that you can't afford? To travel and live in a city where I can actually get a good internship.
How do you get what you want? Work and apply for scholarships.
What's your American Dream? To find my own happiness. I expect it looks like living in multiple wonderful places, helping society, adopting a child and being in a committed relationship with a fellow human rights activist.