How America gives is probably not how you would assume.
See, America’s appeal is that there is hope here, a promise that anything is possible.
However, none of this outcome is given freely or gotten easily.
The opportunity is available for everyone, but you have to go out and get it yourself.
So many people in so many places do not even have a chance at this.
The freedom to succeed or fail on your own merit is what America gives.
And this is what draws people here.
From the day he left his parents’ house, Abe had to know his father was right, that America promises everything, but he also had to know his father was wrong—America gives nothing.
-Rich Cohen, Tough Jews