This work is a collaboration between Danny, Hesam and Twinkle as a result of their conversations surrounding their identities, backgrounds and how individual perspectives shape their view on this particular element of life. Water and the query of its nature has always been a fundamental aspect from which philosophy has sprung. By examining the various states that one can find water in, we are able to relate and think inwardly to the tempests and stagnation found in our day-to-day moments leading to how our cultures are shaped.
Our aim was to juxtaposition the universality of water against the backdrop of our own individual ethnic backgrounds and identities.
One of universal nature is like water.
The seer flows like water.
Höchste Gute ist wie das Wasser.
Highest good is like water.
Heavenly Love is like water.
The highest form of goodness is like water.
The best of man is like water,
L’homme d’une vertu supérieure est comme l’eau.
A person with superior goodness (shan) is like water,
La perfección suprema es como el agua.
The foremost goodness is like water.
The superior good man is like water.
El hombre de bondad superior es como el agua.
The highest good is like water.
True goodness is like water, in that it benefits everything and harms nothing.
The best way to life is to be like water.
— Multiple different translations from the first line in chapter 8 of Lao Tzu’s Tao Teh Ching