It has been quite a week. I decided to once again be upbeat here in my "Random Thoughts" despite a challenging one I was witness to and our team at the Daily Outsider reflected upon. The need to be hopeful is ever so.
In the midst of the insanity that prevails upon Iran right now, there are always some signs of sanity. This was one example:
My grandmother's Family is the Gharib Family, one of the most prominent families in Iran. These six leading figures of the Family were honored recently in Tehran. For me, there was a personal connection as when we were living in Iran, My Mother took me to Dr. Mohammad Gharib who was the founder of Modern Pediatric Medicine in Iran and he immediately diagnosed my on-going coughing issue --something that Doctors in the United States could not cure. Other leading members of the family have been prominent in Science, culture and the languages.
This was also the week that India celebrated Republic Day as 69 Years ago, India was born. It was quite a ceremony that showcased Indian Military Might and also the beauty of India. It was quite appropriate, then, when I picked this up from Gandhi Ji that I thought to "book-end" this edition of Random Thoughts before "being dark" for the weekend to work away on on-going projects:
Seven dangers to human virtue:
1. Wealth without work
2. Pleasure without conscience
3. Knowledge without character
4. Business without ethics
5. Science without humanity
6. Religion without sacrifice
7. Politics without principle
—Mahatma Gandhi #WEF18 pic.twitter.com/MSO8MSNq5f— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) January 22, 2018