When his daughter Selamha Bint Mohammed turned 14 in , he accepted for her the marriage proposal of her cousin Mokhtar Salem, then already more than 40 years old, and the couple proceeded to get married that year in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital. The positive always overcomes the negative. Afghan families have many reasons for pretending their girls are boys, including economic need, social pressure to have sons, and in some cases, a superstition that doing so can lead to the birth of a real boy. As this is found to be impossible in the vast majority of cases, total abstinence is enjoined on those who seek the higher values of life. The relatively high numbers for Brazil and the British Caribbean is largely a reflection of the dominance and continued expansion of the plantation system in those regions. Irritability, egoism, anger, greed, hatred and attachment are still lurking in me. Semen is the quintessence of food or blood.