Speaking yesterday at the Arlington (VA) Rotary Club, I mentioned one of Booker T’s famous quotes (a ton of them are at, www.BTWsociety.org/quotes), “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
I also mentioned that Booker T. is an appropriate role model for young Americans today, bombarded as they are with pop culture’s narcissistic messages.
This morning, I thought about where Booker T., born a slave, might ever have gotten that idea. It didn’t take long to find the answer. On several occasions, he mentioned that he “made it a rule” to read a chapter, “or at least a verse” of the Bible every day.
Proverbs 11:26, says, “A generous man will prosper, he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”
Aha! So Booker T. himself had a Role Model – the best, in my humble opinion – rather, ‘IMHO’, as texting kiddoes would put it.