Everyone is born different.

Be it through differences in our wealth, our environment, our physique, the side of the border we were born in… We do not choose any of those circumstances, but this lottery is an inevitable truth about the human condition.

December 02, 2019

A freshly printed piece of writing landed on the desk in front of me. It was an extract from one of the most significant philosophical works of the nineteenth century, On Liberty by John Stuart Mill. The task was clear: to identify the author’s main claim. I had never heard of someone called John Stuart Mill, lacked any knowledge on how to read philosophical essays, and I scarcely understood a word of English. I copied my classmate’s solution. The coach told me well done. This was my first-ever debate training.

November 20, 2019