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10 Things We All Should Learn From Magical Madiba - Nelson Mandela

Out of so many world leaders, who worked to change the world for the better, one of the names that shine brilliantly is that of Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela- the Magical Madiba, was born today, the 18th July 1918. The whole world knows Mandela as the epitome of love and for the spirit of never giving up.The world acknowledges his battles for a better world, and on his birthday, in the year 2009, the UN general assembly, took a decision to commemorate this day as Mandela Day, as a symbol of this appreciation for the lifetime of service Mandela gave to South Africa and the world.People like Mandela are rarely born on the earth. There is so much to learn for all of us from the way he led his life.Here are the few most important lessons from the life of Nelson Mandela. Let's have a look at them!

1. Have faith in justice.

Sometimes justice can take years, and sometimes even decades, but Justice will prevail at the end, one must keep his faith alive. Faith is the necessary entity for the survival of any kind of life. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in prison, those years made him stronger because he had faith in justice, in those years Nelson Mandela thought how to create things for South Africa with peace, harmony and reconciliation. (Image: Mandela in Prison)

2. Be humble!

One must always be humble, either they are happy or sad, either they get a lot of success in their life. I remember one incident from Mandela’s life; he attended Oprah Winfrey’s show. He asked what topic would be the show on, and he was told: 'On Nelson Mandela'.

3. Equality for all!

The world should not be divided into caste, creed, religion and sex. We need a democratic, non-sexist and non-racial society which gives and gets respect. No one should be treated unequally. Nelson Mandela when in prison demanded respect from the person who kept him in prison. If we are morally right, it’s our right to ask for respect, and we should equally retrospect if someone is kind to us.

4. Never ever give up.

One must never give up, always strive to get his life better than his past; the present should be better than the past, and the future should be better than the present. The struggle is a part of life, and one must never show back to his troubles and instead fight them. (Image: Google Doodle, 18th July 2014)

5. Failure is stepping stone for success.

We must never feel ashamed to admit our failure. We must not judge others by their failures but should note how they cope up with their life after failing. His true essence of value continues if one person always strives for success.

We learn from our mistakes.

With every wrong step we take, we learn more about our abilities and limits. We should keep that in mind and take our next right step for victory.

6. Accommodate

Accommodate everyone around, realize that working in unity is the real core of happiness. Adjust for others, sacrifice your little happiness if someone is getting inspired by it. Show hatred to none, give love to all, welcome everyone in your life warmly, even if the person has done something wrong to you, forgive them and don’t let them affect your life. Always remember our well-being is tied to the well-being of others.

7. Always smile!

Even if you're surrounded by any problems like family problems, financial problems, the official problem always keeps smiling. It’s much easier to fight problems than to get angry and get more miserable.

8. Education

Basic education should be necessary for everyone. Education opens the way of thinking of society and makes us civil. Always make sure this fundamental right is given to every kid for their proper mental growth.

Education makes us more Human.

To know what is around you and how it happens gives you an insight into how the world works.

9. Spread love!

This looks very easy, but in reality, this is the most difficult thing to learn and to implement in our life. If a person knows how to hate, he can love more quickly, as love comes to us naturally.

Love conquers the world.

We need love to prosper. Humanity cannot sustain on hate or apathy. Unless there is care and sympathy for others, we cannot know the world to its full extent. And if we are gonna live together, we have to spread some love.

10. Work hard!

Work hard from what you worked yesterday, work harder for the better life, work harder to develop your nation, work harder for your future generations. As he quoted “It’s futile to think about what happened in the past, what is going on now and how can we make the best of your future.

Never give up!

He believed strongly in hard work. According to him, one could accomplish anything simply by patience and toil. If you want to achieve something, never give up!

His memories live strong!

This great world leader taught us such brilliant things, not just with his words, but also through his actions. We wish that we could all implement those lessons in our lives and become better people.