In the United States, today is the national holiday in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., so my “What to Read on the Subway” column is all about the history of the movement. Read all about it here.
The website Where Is My Guru also posted this beautiful meme on their FB account:
I also happened across a speech by the late author David Foster Wallace on values. You can find the full-text on brainpickings.com:
I imagine that MLK and DFW would have much to say to each other, had they lived to adulthood at the same time, right? As MLK said: “We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society. When machines and computers, profit motives, and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”