“It’s not relevant to my argument. The point was that in some cases, individualism can be efficient. A didactic example is meant to be recognized as such and not attacked for technicalities in its formulation; rigor was not here the goal. Note, for example, the use of “maybe”.”—Jesus, how do people write so precisely in a casual, off-handed internet comment. When am I ever going to be able to write like this? (via andrewnonumbers)
I ask myself the same question. I wish I could write like that :(
“People say to you, ‘you’ve changed’, or something like that, well, I hope, for the sake of God that you have changed, because I don’t want to be the same person all my life. I want to be growing, I want to be expanding. I want to be changing. Because animate things change, inanimate things don’t change. Dead things don’t change. And the heart should be alive, it should be changing, it should be moving, it should be growing, its knowledge should be expanding.”—Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (via fridafox)
Race is one of the dumbest concepts ever, right? Does it serve any purpose at all? There are no races, only clines. You’re not half-white, half-Asian. You’re a person, just like everyone else, with particular physical qualities.