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The Essence of Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

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Every now and then history is punctuated by heroes that upset the things as they are for the sake of a better world. The world and South Africa, in particular, is privileged to be endowed with Nelson Mandela. It seems redundant to recount everything he is and has accomplished.

His legacy is that of justice, love and compassion in action. It is about reconciliation, seeing things that make us different from others as not only unifying but also enriching.

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Heroes are always heroes not because of what they do for themselves but for others. They give for the betterment of the world at their own expense.

It is not that heroes don’t care about themselves; it is that they care more for others than they do their own ambition.

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