For those who are not aware, the American dream is the opportunity for prosperity and success through productive work, regardless of class in society. It's not working to death at 60 hours a week for $13 an hour. It's not working one day a week at $100 an hour and being lazy the rest. You can do that if you want, but it's your choice. A successful person chooses a field in demand and becomes productive in that field. Or perhaps finds a need for a product, and invents and markets that product. There's an infinite number of ways to become successful, and everyone can do it. Being an Uber driver for life probably isn't one of them (though Uber driving may help you along the way of getting to success, such as paying for college).