Well said. What saddens me is first, that it is our nature to be utterly self-centric, vain and selfish. It takes great personal work to make room for both the presence and rights of others to exist, live decently, worship as they choose. I've found that lots of travel has taught me lots of tolerance, but also very much invigorates my curiosity about and fascination with other parts of the world. When we don't go we don't grow, although even if we don't have the money to travel we can read. For example, I have a few quotes from Rabindranqath Tagore in my daytimer. Far too many have no idea who he is, yet I have a number of his books on my shelves. To acknowledge that all cultures have great thinkers, to understand that all peoples have something to offer is part of what makes us good global citizens.

You can bet that I get more eyeballs on my articles about letting my hair go grey than any genuinely thoughtful piece about personal growth.

Those things take real work, Aravind. And they pay off in ways that knowing how to khol my eyes like a Bollywood star will ever pay off. But that's just me.

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