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Shallow Acceptance From People of Good Will Is More Frustrating Than Absolute Misunderstanding From People of Ill Will. – MLK, Jr.

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First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season”. Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

— Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Why We Can’t Wait (1963)

Learning Simplicity

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I think most programmers spend the first 5 years of their career mastering complexity, and the rest of their lives learning simplicity. — Buzz Anderson (@buzz) on Twitter

Quote: Your Children Are Not Your Children.

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You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls.

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, even in your dreams.

You are the bows from which your children, as living arrows, are sent forth.”

— Kahlil Gibran