Monday, November 26, 2012

Exploration 11

My favorite passage from these essays came from the Nelson Mandela speech.  It says, "This reward will not be measured in money.  Nor can it be reckoned in the collective price of the rare metals and precious stones that rest in the bowels of the African soil we tread in the footsteps of our ancestors.  It will and must be measured by the happiness and welfare of the children."  I liked this passage because it symbolizes the well being that we as humans should all imitate.  It puts the children at first priority instead of any type of fiscal gain.

While researching on Nelson Mandela I found out a bunch of new facts about him.  The biggest thing that surprised me was that he was actually jailed for nearly 30 years and still has accomplished everything that he has.  More can be found out about him on this site I found

The Dalai Lama was born on July 6, 1935 and took political power of Tibet at age 15.  That same year he took power the People's Republic of China invaded that same year which caused him to flee to northern India fearing assassination.  He has sense then tried to make a Tibetan state inside the People's Republic of China but the Chinese has shown no signs of moving forward with it.  He is a great person that promotes peace wherever he goes.

The Dalai Lama accepting the Nobel Peace Prize

1 comment:

  1. I really like the picture you picked it shows the Dalai Lama as a man of peace and prosperity. He is a great man, hopefully Tibet can be free in our lifetime.


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