Ahhh, but the problem is that too many of us dont feel the obligation to reach back and assist those coming behind us. We live in the "I" world. You know, what's good for me, is good for me. I am not concerned about those around me and those that come after me. My theory on that is, what is meant for me is meant for me, and it does not matter what you want to happen. I can't be harmed by assisting you or someone else. If I was meant to get the job at BigLaw, I will get it, and if I was not, I am not. Remember, we are all going to take our own route to get to our ultimate destination and no one knows (no matter how much they think they know) what that route is going to be. Hey, since we are quoting Spike......ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING!!!
I see that you're speaking both figuratively and personally, so are you condoning the "I" mentality or merely commenting on it here?
I condemn the "I" mentality. Imagine if all the brothers and sisters that came before us had the "I got mines" mentatlity. Neither you nor I would be where we are today.