- Oct 16, 2008
When I attended college here in USA in mid 1970's, one of the aspects of university life that quickly stood out was the fraternities. Just like me, most Iranians at our school quickly rejected the whole concept. as soon as we found out about the fraternity initiation process. It was not until years later when I got to know some of the serious flaws of our social lives (i.e. individuality and lack of unity) realized the importance of such organizations. Those who are familiar with some of the initiation process to enter fraternities, know well obedience and brotherhood is key. Even the word "Socialization" has been defined wrong in our culture. We see socializing as clubbing, attending parties, concerts and ceremonies!! Do not take me wrong, I believe we have a superior culture (not race), what I am addressing here is one of our few flaws. After all, despite the mullahs best efforts, ruthlessness, impassion, and inhumanity has still no place in our culture - mostly!