Friday, June 18, 2010
follow the leader
Sometimes you have to do a self assessment
You ask yourself...
"How did you become the man who you are?"
After pondering the question, you realize that you are who you are and how you got here. You're shaped by your experiences. Just as important, you're shaped by those around you. Those around you have helped shape you and you've helped shape them.
I look at myself. Then I look at those around me...my younger brother, Damon...my 1st cousins (who grew up with me like my brothers) Mike & Eric...MEN
My crew from my hometown...JFresh, Roody, Zell, Derrick, Ryan, Zo, Shaft, Travis...MEN
My crew from college..Moe, Russell, Big Mel, Clark, Q, Naylon, Juan, Steve, Bobby, Danny, Bruce...MEN
The more that I assess all of us...we are MEN. We are all MEN who had great MEN in our lives who helped mold us. As we approach Father's Day, we don't need the kudos or the pats on the back. With the exception of 2 of the MEN that I mentioned, we're all FATHERS. Great FATHERS. How did we become great? We learned it from other MEN. At the end of the day, a woman can raise a boy...but it takes a MAN to raise a MAN.
That's not debatable.
How do I know?
Me and my crew are a living testimony.