Nelson Mandela: “There is No Time to be Bitter!” - What a great man and example for humanity as a whole. He embraced the ones who stole half of his life. That's unconditional love for you. An absolute hero of mine. AL.
<b>Aww.</b> There is (<a href="http://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fmjs538%2Ffaces-of-pure-joy&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffoodgawker.com%2Fpost%2F2011%2F03%2F21%2F96449%2F%3Futm_source%3Dfeedburner%26amp%3Butm_medium%3Dfeed%26amp%3Butm_campaign%3DFeed%253A%2Bfoodgawker%2B%2528foodgawker%2529&xcust=1586331%7CBFLITE&xs=1" target="_blank">basically</a>) nothing better.
We knew this moment would come some day, but nothing in this world can ever adequately prepare one for loss - especially that of someone who stood for so many of the things in life that are essential to progressive development of the human condition. Through your lifelong struggle, you taught us that freedom does not come easily, but it comes eventually. You selflessly gave so much of yourself (to us) - more than we deserved. Hamba kahle Madiba.
Nelson Mandela - The man that changed the world grew up in a tiny village and was the 1st member of his family to attend school. His father, who served as a royal counselor to tribal chiefs, died when he was 9. Mandela was adopted by the Thembu regent, Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo. He was given a Christian name "Nelson" by his teacher - the name means "the son of the champion."