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

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“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

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

Akwaeke Emezi
“How many times have we tried to stand up fully only for them to tell us that we're being violent for just trying to be whole, that our attempted wholeness was hurting them? They've lied to us for such a long time. And I think when we've been taught to be afraid of ourselves in such ways, we absorb some of our teachers' fear.”
Akwaeke Emezi, Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir

Patricia Lockwood
“All my life I have overheard, all my life I have listened to what people will let slip when they think you are part of their we. A we is so powerful. It is the most corrupt and formidable institution on earth. Its hands are full of the crispest and most persuasive currency. Its mouth is full of received, repeating language. The we closes its ranks to protect the space inside it, where the air is different. It does not protect people. It protects its own shape.”
Patricia Lockwood, Priestdaddy

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