Nelson Mandela On Speaking Through Action
Last Updated on September 1, 2020 by Marc-Antoni
The Voice of Triumph
Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, is an embodiment of struggle and triumph. Having spent 27 years in prison for his beliefs in social justice and equality, he became the country’s first black head of state.
Upon his election, Mandela helped dismantle the institutionalized racism (see Apartheid) of the country and worked to reconcile the racial divide.
Mandela On Getting It Done
He eventually won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. After a lifetime of struggle and commitment, Nelson Mandela became internationally recognized as personification of successful social activism. In his own words, “it always seems impossible until it is done.” It’s a powerful message. One that can be applied to the current struggle for sustainability.
The climate crisis impacts all life on this planet. Human will have to change how we treat and exploit the environment if we wish to maintain the delicate balance of life that sustains us all. Change is hard. Motivating ourselves and others will definitely take work. But together, we can make it happen.