ReDream | Robert Johnson, Jr.: A job nine miles away with a six-hour commute

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“The American dream is the pursuit of happiness. No matter what you have to go through, you’ve got to find a little piece of happiness even in something that can be so dark or grim, you have to still have that inner light that pulls you through it.” -- Robert Johnson, Jr.

Robert Johnson’s father was an educator who told his son to follow his passion. Robert succeeded in school, graduating from a renowned performing arts high school and enrolling at the University of Michigan to study theatre. His father’s untimely death as he started college was a setback. Now he’s 31, trying to work off his college debt, excelling at his appliance sales job despite the obstacle of a soul killing commute. The commissions are low but he’s got an opportunity to move up into management. Now his life could change, and his dream of performing as an actor might be lost in the pursuit of his American dream.

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