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Wisdom Letter #40 | The Anti Viral - June
We are taking a break for the next few weeks to reflect and assess the direction we want to take this project in.
We think taking some time to stop and reflect adds a great deal of value to our work than just running constantly.
As they say — “Direction Over Speed”
We usually don’t write about current affairs, we don’t think following the daily news adds any value to our knowledge or wisdom.
But we don’t live in a vacuum, and when we see a certain viral issue taking over the world, it forces us to sit up and take notice.
Occasionally we send out a post in our series titled - The Anti Viral, where we try to better understand the issue at hand, get some perspective on it without drowning out in the sea of information.
What follows is a short collection of stuff we are reading to make sense of the current anti-racism protests going on in America.
Reflections on the Color of My Skin - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Reflections on the Color of My Skin - MKBHD - Youtube
13th - Netflix
Patriot Act - Youtube.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Here’s a quote worth pondering from MLK Jr.
Visualize Value - Twitter.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends
Here’s a quote from one of our favorite Hindi poets —
“समर शेष है, नहीं पाप का भागी केवल व्याघ्र,
जो तटस्थ हैं, समय लिखेगा उनका भी अपराध”
— Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’
An approximate English translation
The war is not over yet, the hunter alone must not partake the sin.
Time will judge even those who just stood by and watched.
—Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’
This is not the moment to stay silent and watch, this is not the time to be an innocent bystander.
Right now, no bystander can be innocent.
Raise your voice.
Take a stand.
Thanks for reading.
We will be forever grateful.
Aditi & Ayush