5 Over-Looked Lessons From The Life Of Nelson Mandela

Is Nelson Mandela a Hero?

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela fondly called Madiba was born on 18 July 1918 was a south African anti-apartheid revolutionary,politician, and a philanthropist who served as president of south Africa thereby becoming the first black president of South Africa.

Before that he attended the fort hare university and the university of Witwatersrand. Where he studied law, Living in Johannesburg, He became involved in anti-colonial politics joining ANC and becoming the founding member of its youth league.
He was later arrested,convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiracy to overthrow the state. Mandela served 27 years in prison on Robben island and later in pollsmoor prison and victor verster prison. After he was released in 1990,he joined negotiations with president F.w Dekeerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994 and he became the first black president of south Africa. He lived a long and fulfilled life surrounded by his children, grandchildren and a nation that adore him. He gave up the ghost on the 5th of December 2013 after a prolonged illness at the age of 95.

Lessons from Nelson Mandela’s life

We all know about his history. But there is something about Nelson Mandela that makes him my HERO. Not only is he selfless, courageous, and humble. He also has a great sense of humor that makes you very comfortable around him. I will definitely miss his goofy dance. He is so humble that he stepped down as president after his first term. Out of love he invited his jailers to his home to dine with him.

Who the heck does that? Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is one of a kind, I draw strength from his life. His take on life made him to be adored all over the world. If everybody in the world can emulate him war, killings and other social vices would stop and there would be peace. Nelson Mandela is not just my hero but an icon. In all his pains and sufferings he came out smiling and preaching world peace. His love for his fellow-man is overwhelming. Even after been released from jail he removed hate from his heart and placed peace there. All he wanted was for every one to be treated equally.
Nelson Mandela’s life showed the kind of person God wants us to become. Someone who is selfless and humble just like God is. I saw God through the eyes of this man and I pray that we will all emulate something from his life. So why don’t you show love to that person next to you.  Forgive that person who has hurt you. If Nelson Mandela could forgive all those who jailed him you can forgive that person next to you.

Put a smile on someone’s face today as you remember Nelson Mandela.

©Nancy Desire Nwankwo and Nancydesire.com 2014.

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