Today, the world lost an amazing man. He was the voice of many who had a difficult time speaking up for themselves. He was against discrimination and apartheid. Apartheid was a system of racial segregation; separating the ‘black’, ‘white’, ‘colored’ and Indians. Some were deprived of the rights the others would have and others would have more privileges and advantages for the sole reason of racial discrimination.
Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. With his death, South Africa lost one of it’s own brilliant sons. We have every reason to mourn but that shouldn’t mean we shouldn’t recall all that he’s done and how much of an inspiration and a hero he was to the billions of people in the world.
"In my country we go to prison first and then become President." - Nelson Mandela
• Mandela was the South Africa’s first ‘black’ president. Just that, says a lot already. He also served 27 years of his life in prison for protesting and going against South African apartheid.
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela
• Not only was he fighting for what he believed in, but he also became a sign of peace and he hope. He fought for the freedom he knew everyone deserved. He fought for what was right. He fought against discrimination. Even though it came with its consequences, he was still brave enough to not give up. That is what makes him such a great man.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite.” - Nelson Mandela
• I don’t even have any words for this, this is such a smart thing to say and I will forever remember this.
"It always seems impossible until its done." - Nelson Mandela
• This is very true, especially in his case. To many, inspiring billions and fighting against the government for what you believe in seems impossible. But Nelson did and he succeeded. He proved that the impossible was possible.
Rest in the peace that you have left us with, Nelson Mandela. The world is so thankful for you and what you have done.
(Source : eddiemag)