On life

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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Do pardon me for my lack of updates here. Ever since my exam ended one week and a half ago, I have been catching up on everything I haven’t had time to do before. That includes household chores, Christmas shopping, and, profusely, watching tv and reading.

I spent a good part of Saturday afternoon googling Nelson Mandela, the man who rallied against apartheid (he is deserving of much grander words I know, but they have been used to death in recent media reports so I’ll rather not repeat them here). Anyway, I read some of his more famous speeches and quotes, and jotted down lines to serve as constant reminders to myself. Like all charismatic leaders, Mandela had a flair for oratory and he used it to move and give hope to his people.

 “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

 RIP, Mr Mandela.

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