Nelson Mandela passed away today. I am saddened by his death. We all are. We can be yet inspired to a greater degree than this sadness by the life he lived, the people who are happy that he lived – the people whose lives are changed because he did what he did.
He was one of the greatest humanitarians ever. Facing, less than 20 years ago, a monstrosity to human rights. This was not “long ago” – no, this was barely yesterday.
A human being is known not by what they say but by what they do. If what they do carries on so to do they.
Nelson Mandela is not dead. He lives forever, in the lives he saved, the supporters he inspired, and in the free people of South Africa who live his legacy every day.