Welcome To America

David Aragon
2 min readApr 26, 2021

That’s right — the land of the free, home of the brave and the greatest country on the planet!

But how is the American dream going for you?! Are you where you want to be financially, emotionally, and in all other areas of your life?

I believe that we all have the greatest opportunities, but some just lack the right action; heck, some lack any action. I’m not here to motivate you; dang dude, motivate yourself!

Although, I am here to call you out when you’re lazy. As you can tell, I am sure I’m not an English scholar with perfect grammar, punctuation, and all, but I will tell it how I see it. I trust that you’ll be able to understand the gist of what I’m saying.

I realize that it can be hard if you’re a parent, we always want to use kid gloves on your children, and heck, I even screwed up when our son was thinking about which military service to join. He mentioned the US Marines, and I told him no, and that I didn’t think that it’d be for him. Even though I meant well, I realize now that me saying that to him was wrong. I should never limit him or our other kids, but I did. I did it in the attempt to protect him from possibly not doing as well as he’d hope and being disappointed. BUT… I should have been supportive because I know for a fact that the human spirit can do anything it decides to do.


David Aragon

Filmmaker, storyteller, and retired military officer. From enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard to working on block buster movies like the Suicide Squad 2.