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The Most Important Thing, and It’s Almost a Secret

We journalists are a bit like vultures, feasting on war, scandal and disaster. Turn on the news, and you see Syrian refugees, Volkswagen corruption, dysfunctional government. Yet that reflects a selection bias in how we report the news: We cover planes that crash, not planes that take off. Indeed, maybe the most important thing happening in the world today is something that we almost never cover: a stunning decline in poverty, illiteracy and disease....................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof is a 'New York Times' columnist.

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Hikmah

Wisdom is the stray beast of the faithful - take it wherever you find it. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other - Mother Teresa

Humour Without Malice

Haris bin 'Abbad, one of the rulers of Andalus, was looking to capture 'Adi bin Abi Rabi'ah in order to exact revenge from him. His problem, and that of many of his guards, was that he didn't know what Ibn Abi Rabi'ah looked like. A prisoner said to one of the guards, "Will you free me if I show you where Abi Rabi'ah is?" He said, "Yes, I promise." After an oath from him, he said, "I am 'Adi bin Abi Rabi'ah," and remembering his promise and oath, the guard just let him go free.

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