Black Gold, Volume 3, Number 1, 1976 Page: 45
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YOUR EFFORT FOR TODAY CAN BRING
ABOUT COMFORTS FOR TOMORROW,
Advice: " Try to make something of yourself and never be a do-
Now, this statement means a lot to many of the American
Negroes, both young and old. As we all know, the blacks in the
past haven't had the opportunity that they have today. But be-
cause of today's opportunities, all the black youth should take
full advantage of the education, employment and social opportu-
nity available to this new generation. There is no reason for
anyone who wants to be something in life in this day and time
not to achieve it if he works at it.
" Try to make something out of yourself." Think about that
statement for a minute and think like I did: 'What do I want to
be in life?" Am I capable of being a success? Am I mature
enough to handle my most desired goals? Well, these questions
crossed my mind, and the advice also made me think about those
three questions in the worst kind of way. The advice answered
my questions. One can be what he or she wants to be if-and
only if-they have faith in their goals and in themselves--
and never settle to be a " do-nothing."
Here’s what’s next.
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