I Am Malala

Chapter 5: Why I dont't Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don't Say Thank You - Explain both parts of the title. How did Malala's wrong-doing affect her thinking and behavior long after the incident?

Chapter 5: Why I dont't Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don't Say Thank You - Explain both parts of the title. How did Malala's wrong-doing affect her thinking and behavior long after the incident?

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When Mala was younger, she had stolen from her friends, plastic jewelry, and brought shame upon her family. She felt so guilty that she decided that she did not need materialistic validation that comes from things like earrings,

What are these baubles which tempt me? Why should I lose my character for a few metal trinkets?    

They don't say thank you because Pashtuns never forget a good deed and will always reciprocate.