A blesser have I become and a Yea-sayer: and therefore strove I long and was a striver
, that I might one day get my hands free for blessing.
Is your bread and butter consumer the undaunted striver
, the impulsive spender, the aspiring struggler or the secure traditionalist?
From a youthful striver
from Boston's Irish working class inspired by JFK, a Harvard-educated, would-be poet of the drug culture, and a dedicated Vietnam War volunteer, to an abused aspiring dancer and her repressed girlfriend, a conflicted housewife-career woman and a South African exchange student following the American dream - each individual carries the burden of the times.
Speaker after speaker at the convention in Tampa, Florida, celebrated the striver
, who started small, struggled hard, looked within and became wealthy.
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Glicken declares himself a work-addicted striver
and presents a volume of sensible and respectful direction for his workaholic brethren.
Hill begins his play with "appropriate music--classical, please--[to set] the high and mighty tone of Strivers
Row" (On Striver
's Row 637).
You are every black man, woman and child in Massachusetts and America, and every other striver
of every other race and kind who is reminded tonight that the American Dream is for you, too," he said in his acceptance speech.
Fighting the flow of traffic is Jeremy (Jason Schwartzman), an immature striver
who sees in Claire a reason to grow up - or at least achieve the means to pay for a date at Universal Studios' CityWalk.
For example, the difference between being an upper-middle-class striver
who wears herself out staging a birthday party, and a fundamentalist whose husband moves the whole family into a bus, where she home-schools her five kids all by herself.
Wu argues that the shift from overachieving striver
to inscrutable slant-eyed foreigner- from one stereotypical extreme to the other-is still far too easily made.
Adams as an easily scandalized prude, but McCullough persuasively shows him to be another American archetype--an early workaholic striver
, dismayed by the old world's tolerance of sloth and inequality.