If it is ok, and acceptable to externalize good and success, should not it be ok and acceptable to externalize evil and failure. At the recent Espy awards, Carrillo (sp) the basketball player from the team that won the NCAA title said in accepting his Espy that he thanks himself because were it not for himself the hard work he did would not have gotten accomplish. I laughed like crazy listening to him say this but the truth is he is correct. He did thank other people for their contributions to his success but he took it a step further that I have not seen anyone else before him take it and that is thanking himself for his success. This of course is the internalization of success which is often seen as arrogance and conceit. This is also shunned in our current society. The internalization of success often is seen as being ungrateful and arrogant. To sum it up, one should not internalize success, one should not externalize evil and failure but one should always externalize good and success.
When our most educated, and best prepared turn their back on our community, stagnation sets in and the men and women who are not the most educated and not the most prepared become the example for those coming behind them. It is up to those of us who are not rich and well off but are educated and prepared to educate our youth and prepare them for what they will face when entering the world.
More to come later!
Your Brother Faheem