“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for living in someone’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me unless there is peace and joy finally for you too.”
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- Anonymous asked:I love the way you used statistics and not just spewing vague terms to prove your point about Stand Your Ground laws, but with no disrespect, I as an American citizen feel safe knowing if an intruder were to enter my home I am justified to use force, possibly deadly, to protect my family. I am in no way justifying attacking unarmed people because they look threatening, I am instead justifying my right to protect myself from people explicitly threatening me safety in my home.
I understand your feeling, and the feeling is real and important, but our gut feelings are often incorrect.
Like, to give you an analogous example:...
- annamccamyb asked:I was watching jeopardy and apparently the inventor of "gif" says they are pronounced with a soft "g". But you always say both are correct! Is jeopardy wrong??
No, the inventor of “gif” is wrong. It’s not his word…it’s ours. No one owns words.