Her message is so strong and threatening to someone’s world view, that they dared wipe it out.
in Pakistan, a gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school and shot a young girl Malala Yousufzai in the head and neck. Read Taliban attack 14-year-old Pakistani activist.
It’s not easy changing the status quo. Reading Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain That Changes Itself, gives insight into how our ideas about the world are literally inscribed into the brain.
The brain is plastic. It can change. But it feels uncomfortable to do so. Some people would rather wipe out the source of discomfort, than change (learn, grow).
In this case they tried to wipe out Malala. Her crime? Advocating for girls’ education in the face of religious extremists.
I guess they want to make sure there are no more Malala’s out there.
One day, brain research will be advanced enough to tell us how to avoid a brain like the Taliban shooter’s. Of course, in the wrong hands, brain researchers admit it could be used to do the opposite, and create brains that squash out the other. (Many say this has been the case for some time).
Once again – to stay sane – mix with a wide variety of people. Your brain depends on it.
International female value index goes up 500 as Pakistan and others decry this violent act against a child. And, because we have brave Malala.