Spirituality in the Places of Work: A Wake up Call from American Dream

Spirituality in the Places of Work: A Wake-up Call from The American Dream

Despite the fact that the American dream was created out of a need to liberate citizens through the principle of the personal right to freedom, it has transmuted. The dream has changed into an acquisitive, self-serving nightmare and has stirred a wealth-creating culture that is getting out of control. The article also focuses on the European Dream that offers a more benevolent alternative for a world in disaster. The article explains the difference between both dreams that shows the extent to which the two dreams diametrically oppose each other. The article explains why spirituality in the place of workgroup may be both a basis and an effect of the crumble of the American dream. Canada specifically is acknowledged as potentially fertile ground for carrying the message of religion to the workplace and stirring progression to a more internationally conscious and sustainable civilization (Bygrave, & Macmillan, 2008).

The authors persuade the reader on the need to replace the American dream with a vision that is more consistent with the civilized approach of the European Dream, one that values humankind over profit. This transition can only be achieved through the introduction of spirituality in places of work (Bygrave, & Macmillan, 2008). The authors use logos as an analytical tool to achieve the purpose of the article and this is seen from several works they have cited. Through the use of logos as a mode of persuasion, the authors are able to achieve the intended purpose of this article by making the reader understand the logic behind their argument. This is because they are able to support their argument on the need to change the American dream with other sources that they have cited in the article hence giving the reader a clear picture on the situation at hand.


Bygrave, C., & Macmillan, S. (2008). Spirituality in the Workplace: A wake-up call from the American dream. Journal of Workplace Rights, 13(1), 93-112.