The old, always things that we’re coming with, new vibrant ideas, and they’re threatened by these new vibrant ideas that might shape the very existence of what this organization or what the society was built on. But, the only thing it is, is that, to be honest with you, ideas become stale. I-ideology become stale. All we’re trying to do is to create those ideologies and re-energize them.
But then I thought to myself, “Hey, it’s an ideology, it’s not a person that dislikes me
For example, um, we have a lot of young intellectuals in our Muslim community, and it was always older people becoming part of committees, whether it’s, uh, a grant committee, whether it’s investigation committee. Um, the PAC that we have, like I said, we have two schools and board of education. They would always be predominantly older people. Accounting, the finance department, older people. So we actually sat one day and I said, “Did you guys ever think why nobody ever applies?” They’re like, “Why?” and I said, “Because you’ve created such a big gap between the old and the new that, when they wanted to be heard, you weren’t listening. (more…)