The Windmill

By Debashish Reang

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Debashish Reang
Debashish Reang
Hi, friends!
Rutger Bregman’s book Utopia for Realists has this quote:
Genes can’t be undone. Poverty can.
That got me thinking about The Code Breaker, a more recent book that I read. It talks about the CRISPR gene-editing tool and the people behind perhaps the most fundamental scientific leap in a long time. Although the book is narrated from the focal point of Jennifer Doudna, a UC Berkeley scientist, it also talks about the ethics surrounding the modification of the genetic code.
In that sense, Rutger’s above comment doesn’t seem to stand true. But, I think it is important to understand the context in which that statement was made. His argument essentially means that we cannot change which country we are born into, whether we are born with genetic disorders or undesirable traits. However, we can collectively adopt measures to alleviate global poverty. I agree with him. The world as a whole is richer than ever in the history of humankind, and we should be doing all we can to uplift the lives of everyone.
Those are two of the most inspiring and insightful books that I read in 2021. I hope you will read them too. I wish you and your family a happy holiday season. May you find happiness and the time to read books (like me).
- Debashish Reang

Books
I am currently reading The Verge by Patrick Wyman. It talks about the events that happened during the forty-year period (1490-1530) and how that changed the world. It’s been a pretty good read so far.
To know more about what I’m reading or what I’ve read, you can visit this link.
Articles & Essays
How to build meaningful relationships after college
How to waste your career, one comfortable year at a time
Quotes
First, realize that there are more people out there like you. Lots and lots of people. And second, my advice is to cultivate a thicker skin. Don’t let anyone tell you what’s what. If we want to change the world, we need to be unrealistic, unreasonable, and impossible. - Rutger Bregman, Utopia for Realists
“All people want to live dignified lives; dignity just means something different to different people,” - A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
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Debashish Reang
Here are my primary goals for 2022:
📚 Read 23 books
📈 Hit 200 newsletter subscribers
▶️ Post 100 lessons to YouTube
✏️ Write a book
🔢 Hit 3.0 CGPA
~ Be kind
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