Human beings move too fast. In 2008, a grassroots community-builder, best-known simply as, “Pancho” penned an essay detailing his reasons for leaving his graduate program, in part because of realities at the university that he perceived to be misaligned with the principles of non-violence. Pancho believes that when we slow down our processes and practice mindfulness our lives, and the lives of those around us begin to improve and we make this world a better place. Among a slew of benefits, slowing down can help undo the negative effects violence has on our minds and can enable us to make more wholesome choices. Choosing to be kind in Pancho’s book makes you a rebel in your own right.