While some people have claimed the American Dream is dead, Iranian immigrant, Reuben Tehrani, says it’s still alive and well, and believes so strongly in it that he’s doubling down on his business.   The “American dream”, the concept was popularized by writer and historian James Truslow Adams in his best-selling 1931 book Epic of America. He described it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” Our country is built on that premise, the American dream today, is having a sense of community while achieving financial success regardless of their initial social status. Everyone should feel included and have endless opportunities. While the American dream is always evolving, this is a dream that remains consistent over time. As children we are taught that with hard work and determination  we can achieve anything we dream. He sees things differently than some native-born Americans because of his experiences in Iran versus America, and says many Americans just don’t realize how much opportunity they truly have here.