COME SO FAR, BUT SO FAR TO GO: INTERVIEW WITH DR. JOSEPH WHITE

Joseph White, Kamau Siwatu

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Abstract

I am reminded by a proverb that states “The first step to wisdom is silence; the second is listening.” Using this proverb, it can be understood why many of us have failed to rediscover the wisdom of our elders. The inability to control the environment around us along with its external influences (i.e. television and music) has prevented many individuals from reaching the first step of wisdom, which is silence (Akbar, 1985). The inability to achieve silence may account for Western societies’ repeated failure to recognize (listen to) and tap the wealth of knowledge and wisdom of one of our greatest resources: our elders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking it on Broken Promises
Subtitle of host publicationLeading African American Male Scholars Confront the Culture of Higher Education
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages79-96
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781000971439
ISBN (Print)9781579220501
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

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