THE OPTIMISM OF NELSON MANDELA
Optimism is something we can all learn from the great humanitarian icon Nelson Mandela. He chose Light instead Darkness in his pursuit of Equality and Social Justice where others would be consumed by hatred and bitterness. Although of royal lineage, he stood for the poor and oppressed. It was his lifelong passion and enterprise. He is such a great inspiration to us all – rich or poor. In spite of his imprisonment and hardships, his life was filled with optimism which can be summed up in these quotes as well as other optimism quotes in the featured article.:
“When people are determined, they can overcome anything”. – Nelson Mandela
“Optimism – the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly”.
– Ambrose Bierce
They say the good die young. Thankfully for Nelson and us, he lived to a ripe old age of 95 so he could witness the fruits of his life mission.