Respected brother Firasat,
Your name describes you well. I am very happy to learn about your bright kids, Ma-Sha-Allah!
I agree with you that blowing the trumpets of our past glory will not help. Saying, "PIDRAM SULTAN BUAD" (my father was a king) doesn't help.
Abe Lincoln beautifully said, "I don't care what my grandfather was. I do care what his grandson will be."
Al-Qur'an: LAYISA LIL-INSAANI ILLA MA SA'A (Man deserves what he himself strives for.)