“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”_Nelson Mandela
It is a fact, most of us lack humanity, compassion and humility. The need to be all about me and not see behind the realm of the spectrum, the pointing of the fingers and an eye for an eye, the need for revenge is undeniably the prevalence theme that most of us subscribe to. It is a fact, we are humans after all.
Today we celebrated Mandela Day. We should at least for a day, attempt to leave our quarrels, resentment, pettiness, hate, discords behind. We should use the day to do something great, meaningful, honorable such as volunteer work, help someone, read a book, use the day for common ground and understanding, strive for better.
Yes, it takes a few good Coronas to be Mandela and you will never be one, there is only one but you can take upon yourself to assimilate, emulate, pretend for a day. It will not cost you a penny nor will it impede you from being you but it will do your soul good. You will find it refreshing, exhilarating and contagious, inspiring. So, go ahead, give it your best shot, try!
Happy Mandela International Day!