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Jun 7, 2023Liked by Janahan Sivaraman

"please remember that I got ridiculous amounts of help from my friends and family." πŸ”₯

This is an important point! It makes a difference. Love that transparency.

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Anything less is bordering on delusional πŸ˜„

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maybe one day you’ll have a Tamil language school though right now I want to learn Turkish...

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Maybe one day! I want to put the ladder down behind me. Why do you want to learn Turkish?

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So well said: showing up in someone’s inbox is a beautiful thing. I have no fantasy about becoming an engineer, but I do want to be fluent in another language. How did you start your language school?

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I’m happy you invited me into your inbox! I don’t have a language school. I’m just sharing how I started. The same approach could be applied for other languages too πŸ€“

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I really love this. Not just the help from community, in the African-American tradition, we say "Each one, Teach One," and this also reminds me of the idea that all of human progress centers on this--standing on the shoulders of giants. Thank you for sharing, J!

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I often talk to people about how great my parents were and how much they helped me throughout different stages of my life. Very few of us achieve what we have without the help of others. Awesome to see you acknowledge and appreciate that.

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