Jun 22, 2011

Rejoice, strangers!

in the midst

"Islam began as something strange, and it shall return to being something strange, so give glad tidings to the strangers."
[Sahih Muslim]

Jun 6, 2011

About Being Safe

Listen to your instincts. Your instincts are the one tool that you always have but don't always use. It is a culmination of all your experiences and all you have learned. It is a built in warning system that humans have that we are socialized away from relying on. It is a built in life saver. Cops learn to trust it. Military personnel live by it. All of them survive in much more dangerous situations than the average person, because the trust their instincts.

      - Jim Clemente, retired Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico & advisor for the hit tv series, Criminal Minds

Jun 2, 2011

L'homme est un loup pour l'homme.

“People think it’s the beast that makes us lose our sanity. They think the beast takes over and we become loup. Animals don’t destroy each other for pure pleasure. They don’t have serial killers. They kill, they don’t murder. No, it’s not the beast in us that makes us lose our balance. It’s the man. Of all the animals, we’re the most aggressive and the most predatory. We have to be, otherwise we would’ve never survived. You can see it in children, especially adolescents. Life is hard for them, so they attack it and fight for their own place in it. Homo homini lupus.”


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