Zen pencil to the words of Malala Yousafzai who today was named joint winner of the Nobel Peace prize. Malala is a 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head on the way home from school by the Taliban, who retaliated after she criticized the Taliban’s strict rules against female education. She was shot in the head for standing up for her right to go to school. Education is a fundamental human right, one which most of us take for granted. Education is the best tool humanity has to fight against the evils of ignorance, hatred, and prejudice and we should valued it tremendously. Thank you Malala for standing up for your rights and for inspiring others to do the same.