Ellen Jean Zoltak on getting over being nice

Being humanitarian, being kind and loving, does not include entrusting my life or well-being to anyone whose intention or unconscious direction is to cause me harm. I am here to enjoy the life that Mother Earth gave me.

Ellen Jean Zoltak, “Have Gun, Will Travel” in Her Wits About Her: Self-Defense Success Stories by Women, edited by Denise Caignon and Gail Groves (1987, Harper & Row) p. 136.

First published on FR 7/7/2008


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