January 7th, 2014 → 5:48 am @ // No Comments

“The rarer action is
In virtue than in vengeance.”  – The Tempest

There have been a gazillion tributes to Nelson Mandela since he died about a month ago, so I won’t rehash his extensive history and important accomplishments here.  What I will do is comment on the one aspect of his personality which is most relevant to me.  In my own life, I often have a hard time forgiving people and getting past injuries and slights.  Mandela seems to have been able to do this to an astounding degree.  I find it not just amazing, but almost incomprehensible.  I hope I can keep his example in mind in the future when life (and people) try my soul.

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