“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Last week the world came together to mourn the loss of a great leader, Nelson Mandela. Amidst the sorrow, a mass of good tidings and love shone through, and made his passing bitter sweet. In moments like these, when the lines between culture, age and all demographics are blurred, for a little while, the world becomes a brighter place. It’s not often that we can unite and agree on something.
Mandela dedicated his life to spreading hope with his infectious smile and charm. He touched the hearts of people all over. It was his belief that one person can change the world. Today, as we look back on his achievements, it is blatantly obvious that he was not wrong. Adding further merit to this is the almost unparalleled global response to his death, where South Africa will play host to around 100 World Leaders for Mandela’s funeral.
There are so many lessons we can learn from Madiba but let us focus on the most important of them all. While his passing is a huge loss, it has given us a common interest and unified us. He might have been one man but he changed the lives of many.
Everyone at some point has wanted to make an impact like Mandela but they’re often discouraged. Making a difference may sound like an impossible task, but as Madiba said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Trust in Madiba. Go out, follow your dreams and change the worlds you can.