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Jean Youn: Stars and dream achievers

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Which areas do you like most – sports, music, or movies? Do you have any particular favorite star in that area?

Stars! Whatever the area may be, it must have some stars for people  to envy as well as love. And so often those who have ascended to stardom are called “dream achievers.”

To first generation immigrants like me, those who have become stars, made a fortune or become famous, are regarded as the ones who have realized the American dream.

Then, I came across a very interesting story. According to Sports Illustrated, approximately two years after retirement, the percent of NFL players who are bankrupted or financially stressed is a whopping 78 percent!

While I was reading the article, an image struck me.

There are so many unknown people behind one star. There are many people who have supported and helped the star who are outside the spotlight, including the star’s family.

I think that we need stars.

To become a star is not the only way to realize the American dream.

If I carry out my work with a happy and pleasant mind and live harmoniously as a member of the community, then I can say that I have realized an American dream. What do you think?

I would like to make my cleaners a place to realize an American dream for my family through cleaning the clothes of my customers who are realizing their dreams. We can all be dream achievers.


Jean Youn is the owner of Value Village Cleaners at 912 West Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale 91202. For details on services, coupons and more, check out the Value Village Cleaners website here .

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