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#101 | Take it small
Dusshera, I’m told, represents the triumph of good over evil.
Thing is, Good and Evil aren’t the black or white thing that festivals and Marvel extravaganzas make them out to be. We all have shades of grey. We all know that good person who’s an awful homophobe. Or that good person who discriminates based on religion. Or that good person who won’t give their staff a living wage.
Edmund Burke nailed it when he said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.”
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I grew up with very little religion. My mum, the nuns at my school and the local youth group all fought a long and valiant battle for my soul – it just didn’t stick. Except maybe for this bit from the Book of Proverbs. Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Help people who are in trouble. Stand up for what you know is right and judge all people fairly. Protect the rights of the disadvantaged and those who need help. l want to believe I’ve lived my life by these tenets.
I wanted our 101st edition of Just One Thing to mean something. If I could, I’d make the world a fairer, more equitable place with a snap of my fingers. But I can’t. So instead, I’m going to introduce you to my favourite micro-lending platform, Rang De.
Rang De is a social peer-to-peer lending platform (NBFC P2P) that enables regular people like me to invest in fellow Indians. First-time borrowers – farmers, entrepreneurs, and students from low-income households without access to affordable credit. Loans are returned with interest, and repayments can be redeployed to fresh borrowers – creating an infinite impact loop.
So if you do Just One Thing today, on this day that good triumphs over evil, show Rang De some love. Be the change you wish to see in our shitty world.