I don't know how some people do it. I like that I have the free will to make whatever decisions in my life that I want. I can be whoever I want to be. It is really nice to have that assurance.
If I want to be a bum and not work then nobody expects me to. If I want to make millions of dollars, there is nothing stopping me. I can be whoever I want to be and do whatever I want to do. That is the best part about being an American. With enough ambition and a little bit of luck, anything is possible.