A Peaceful (and Powerfully Courageous) Start to 2014

Here’s an excerpt from I Am Malala.

“If you hit a Talib, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib,” she said. “You must not treat others with cruelty…You must fight others through peace and through dialogue and through education.”

Once she decided she could not respond with violence, Yousafzai thought about what she would say to a terrorist.

“I would tell him how important education is and that I would even want education for your children as well. That’s what I want to tell you,” she envisioned saying, “now do what you want.”

Glad to have an incredibly beautiful [teenage] role model to aspire towards. What a powerful young woman with a spot on message about education, peace and forgiveness! Why didn’t she win the Nobel Peace Prize again?