Indian-American Stands Up To Friends Asking To Pocket Cash From Delivery Man’s Lost Wallet


One of the things the coronavirus lockdown has taught us is recognizing our own privilege. Not everyone has savings, a roof over their heads, or a stable income. Which is why we should refrain from haggling with vegetable vendors for Rs.15 and cutting our house help’s salary when they take leave.

US-based writer Vinay found himself in a similar situation when he found a delivery man’s wallet that was accidentally left behind. When his privileged friends suggested keeping the cash, he stood up to them and did the right thing.

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The group got into an argument but Vinay stuck to his ground.



Eventually, he used the ID card to contact the man who lost his wallet and returned it to him with all the cash inside. Furthermore, he urged everyone to not let anyone shame them for refusing to cross a line or being ethical.

As Albus Dumbledore rightly said, “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

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