Skip to comments.CARSON: Thinking for ourselves--The rewards of independence and common sense are many
Posted on 01/01/2014 4:36:23 PM PST by jazusamo
Earlier this year, one of the mainstream media networks was planning to do a special on my retirement from neurosurgery. They recorded a lecture that I gave at my medical school, as well as one given at a high school in Detroit. They also accompanied me to my old neighborhoods, where many of the neighbors came out to greet me and talk about old times. I was struck by some of the comments I heard, including the notion that I always had lofty dreams that seemed unrealistic, but that others enjoyed hearing about anyway. Someone else told me that they would always murmur among themselves when I was coming, Here comes Mr. Know-It-All. Lets get out of here. For some reason unknown to me, the network decided not to air the special, but it was still a valuable opportunity for me to catch up with old acquaintances. Similarly, some years ago, I attended the 25th reunion of my high school graduating class. The thing that struck me the most was the fact that many of the really cool guys were dead. Many of my other classmates told me how proud they were of my accomplishments and asked me if I remembered how they used to encourage me. Of course I did not, because no such encouragement took place, but peoples memories change over time.
Many of my fellow members of the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans have recounted similar stories of being regarded as different and not always being part of the in crowd when they were growing up. The Horatio Alger Society inducts 10 to 12 new members each year. These are people who grew up under very difficult circumstances and went on to achieve at the highest levels of their respective endeavors...
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The sad part is about 5% of the black population wants to emulate this guy and the rest want to be sports stars, rappers, or Obama offspring.
You’re exactly right, much like Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams.
Good essay. Thank you, Doc Carson! I don’t wanna be a pawn any longer.
You are giving most of them too much credit for wanting to be sports stars, rappers, or Obama offspring. From my exposure, most are happy as a lark with whatever they can get, by any means, right now and never give a thought about their future.
Dr. Carson is a wise man and a role model. The venom directed towards him from the left reveals the true rot of their ideology.
Is there any doubt why the network chose not to air the special they were preparing? This guy represents a huge threat to the establishment. Cruz/Carson 2016!
.............am not 100% on this guy yet but by Nov 2016, I think I’m going to be.
Dittos to that. Still a lot to learn about him, (I was for Allen West 100% until I learned he supports and voted for that Nazi Germany style NDAA indefinite detention of American citizens thing, no true conservative could support the NDAA), but so far he looks okay to me. That breakfast where he was speaking and the muslim boy and mooch were fit to be tied was a classic. Ben comes across as very competent when he was speaks.