Depending on the context, depending on the outcome, choose your paradigm. You see, because both the paradigms are human constructions. They are cultural creations, not natural phenomena. And so the next time you meet someone, a stranger, one request: Understand that you live in the subjective truth, and so does he. Understand it. And when you understand it you will discover something spectacular. You will discover that within infinite myths lies the eternal truth. Who sees it all? Varuna has but a thousand eyes. Indra, a hundred. You and I, only two.”

- Devdutt Pattanaik

“Gender matters. Men and women experience the world differently.”
“My own definition of feminist is: a feminist is a man or a woman who says:’Yes, there is a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better.’”

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, at TEDxEuston.

Every now and then, I come back to this TEDTalk by Chimamanda Adichie.

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”

Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.”

“Show a people as one thing — as only one thing — over and over again, and that is what they become.”

- Chimamanda Adichie.