Remembering Nelson Mandela in South Africa

Writer ▴ Beautiful Matters

*Original post can be found here.

Today marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, a man who spent his life committed to furthering human rights and social justice in his home country and beyond — who suffered inhumanely for nearly three decades in a jail cell only to become the first black President of South Africa just four years after his release. He once said that "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead" — and today is indeed a chance to think about how you choose to make your contribution. Mandela spent 67 years of his life working to further causes of social justice; try to spend just 67 minutes today doing something charitable inspired by his legacy.