At one degree. the thesis is so merely another fledgling via media by the writer in a life that he would name hollow. servile. and insincere. He is a weak and suffering adult male. Early in life. he was instilled with the desire to populate harmonizing to what Bolles ( 1985 ) referred to as the three boxes of life. a desire that most middle-class parents bequeath to their kids in the underdeveloped universe. The three boxes of life being: foreign Western instruction. or instead preparation ; high paying professional work in the West or the Middle East ; and in conclusion a soft retirement program in North America and/or Europe. or a dollar-indexed pension to be paid in the place state. In other words. to borrow the acute linguistic communication of Malcolm X. my societal surroundings spoke to me in the undermentioned manner: attempt to alter your position from that of a field slave in the underdeveloped universe to a house slave in a developed state so that you are of more usage to the maestro and acquire to populate a comparatively comfy life. On no history are you to hammer a common cause with your fellow field slaves and work towards a new reorganisation of the plantation so that all can populate with self-respect.
You are. of class. allowed to be compassionate towards the lower orders. give charity. and press them to be like you in the lecherousness to emulate the maestro. Thus. I came to see myself as a rat. in all senses of the word. and my state as a sinking ship. Foreign instruction was the life boat on which I could acquire out of the ship and service with a smiling those very establishments and involvements that had boarded and scuttled non merely my ship but many others like it. As for those submerging in the decks below. the idea ne’er truly entered my head.
I now freely admit that I could non get away the clasps of the first box even when I became cognizant that I would be functioning the really involvements that were antithetical to what I thought represented the best in humanity. My ensnarement was due non so much to the strength of the box but to some way dependence processes which were accentuated mostly by my ain failings. an unhealthy craving for wealth and position. and. in conclusion. recreant cowardliness that has made me so far. to cite Hamlet. ‘bear the ailments we have than fly to those that we know non of. ’ The jury is still out on the 2nd and 3rd boxes though. I hope the thesis will assist me do my flight from them.