Jenny (Reading Envy)
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Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) said: " Reading this with a work group, one part a month, so this will linger a while and I'll just add some bits I marked.

"To unlock the joy of being wrong, we need to detach. I've learned that two kinds of detachment are especially useful: detaching your p
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"Work book club discussing part II today.

To me the biggest takeaway is the idea of strong yet fewer arguments if trying to win a debate - it runs counter to how the old LD debates were scored, where I'd lose points for every opposing point I didn't refute. But it was the same idea I was trying to communicate to my physical therapisit when he was trying to sell me on their services - less is more."
Feb 15, 2022 08:00AM

Pema Chödrön
“And that can never be a mistake--to fly instead of staying in the nest with all the poop and everything that's in there.”
Pema Chödrön, Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Lawrence Durrell
“When you are in love you know that love is a beggar, shameless as a beggar; and the responses of merely human pity can console one where love is absent by a false travesty of an imagined happiness.”
Lawrence Durrell, Mountolive

“It's because I'm tired of being branded a terrorist; tired that a human life lost in my country is no loss at all.”
Hannah Allam, Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

Zahra Hankir
“That day, I came to a stark realization. I was afraid of men, and the harder I fought, the more intense the fear became. I can't think of an experience that is more harrowing than a woman being sexually harassed or assaulted by a man.”
Zahra Hankir, Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

Zahra Hankir
“Those sorts of stories accumulated until they formed an archetype: the tragic yet resilient Iraqi woman, a metaphor for the country itself. In hindsight, it seems so facile to see Iraqi women only through the prism of their war-ravaged lives, but how else do you report a story where pain is etched on the face of every woman you interview?”
Zahra Hankir, Our Women on the Ground: Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

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