There are some things you just know, you dont need to learn them, theyre just who you are.
I was raised among arab kids, africans, people who very different looking than we pakis are. As a child i had very few paki friends, most my friends were africans. They wouldnt bother me, cause i was as rough as they were, but theyd bother my kind. Theyd pass comments at paki kids who wore glasses and were geeky and theyd push them around. I didnt like it. So i pushed their kind, just like they pushed mine. And i did it in front of them, and then looked them in the eye. So then we would fight, my friends and i, until one of us hurt the other more than we’d like to, and they would never do what they did again.
We were young, nobody taught us about justice, or courage, or love, or fair play, or even personal faith. We just knew it, our hearts and instincts defined us. Some of us, in our own capacity, know it to this day, others have changed because it is in their own best interest. Is it?! Is living for yourself really the best thing to do?