"Do not tell me the blame lies in my religion. In my culture. In my traditions. I have not forgotten my vow. Change in coming. I will read, I will learn, I will study, I will return to school. I dare you to tell me it’s a waste of time. If you try to stop me, I will just try harder. Put me in a pit, I will climb out. If you kill me, there will be other girls who will rise up and take my place. I will find a way to endure. To prevail. The future of man lies in me and this is the future I see. I am the beginning of a different story in Afghanistan. And when my granddaughter explains how I withstood the odds against me, it will become legend. Oh yes, perhaps it will only be whispered at first but just you watch, it will grow into a roar, an inexhaustible voice that will usher in a brighter future. Do you doubt me? Do you underestimate my will? Look into my eyes. Do you see it now?