nelson mandela

Nelson Mandela What We Can Learn From Him

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

( 2018)

He lived a life that many in America would think harsh. As Americans sit in their homes with their televisions, comfy chairs, computers, phones etc. Nelson grew up in what 1st world countries would consider impoverished conditions. But, yet, he inspired people from around the world!

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”-Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela sitting in his traditional clothes

Life is full of struggles. Where Mandela lived many in America and other 1st world countries could not even come to imagine how hard it was or is. But yet some would say people in 1st world countries are happier in many aspects. Why do you think that is? 

What is the difference?

What I see is that those who do not have all the electronics available to them are better at their relationships. I am speaking to myself here. As I have said in other posts. I do not get outside of my home much. 

Those who do not have tv, phones, computers to stare at all day need another way to occupy their minds. Instead of battling things out with words online to a mostly uncaring world online. Many in 1st or 2nd world countries face each other daily. They are forced to work out the human relationships in ways that are lost in the comfort of our homes. 

What would you do?

For those who live in countries like America where I am, what would you do? No more internet, no more power, no more running water ever! Imagine what you would do? I know for me and my kids we would panic! I only really have the in-laws that I associate with.  

Maybe we should consider the lessons Boyd Varty learned living with Mandela when he was young. 

Resources “Nelson Mandela.”, A&E Networks Television, 19 Jan. 2018,

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