The most powerful form of Gold Mountain dreaming is contained not in selfish dreams of individual success, but measured by the sacrifices made by parents for their children. Dreams of greater opportunities through better education led mothers or fathers to plan elaborate migrations. Some parents gave up their careers for lesser jobs in another place where their children will receive a better education. In other cases, children are left behind as fathers and mothers travel far away to find higher wages to pay for better schooling. Sons and daughters are sent across the ocean to go to better schools. The sacrifices made for a better education have fuelled long distance journeys for parents and children around the world.