Just wanted to elaborate on the different pieces of iMe. To be exact, I want to elaborate on how the most important pieces of my life relates to iMe.
iMe in reference to my son.....
Well , there are so many things I can say about this , but to keep it sweet and simple, I will chat about the two most important to me. The face that my son is a young, african american male should say enough. Some challenges I have seen is that he is not expected to be as articulate as he is.
What the what??? YES... I said it. Just because my son actually enunciates his words and expresses himself in an articulate manner does not mean he is "weird" nor "acting white" so he has been call. I actually wish society would teach more of our young men to be articulate. The other issue/challenge he has is that he is never expected to be as mannerable as he is. The thing that I always get is "oh my gosh, he has such great manners" or " you all did a great job with him"... THANKS.... I guess. I never knew if this was a compliment or not . Is anything less expected??
Anyhow, I let me my son know that he is imperfectly perfect the way he is...not that he has ever doubted himself, but society can make you or break you ,and I wanted to be sure that he was not broken. I want to teach him to be confident in himself.... in spite of what others may think of him.
He's a pretty Dope young man and he is totally secure with who he is.