Nelson Mandel A Of A Democratic And Free Society Essay

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Nelson Mandela: From Prisoner to President
“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live in harmony with equal opportunities” (“Nelson Mandela.” Bio). These are my immortal words that perfectly outline the purpose and struggles of my life. A flourishing society must equally represent all of its people, who in turn, must treat each other with respect and care. This is my reasoning for fighting for the rights of the African American people, the large majority of the South African population, who had been tyrannically ruled for centuries. If there is one value that I can enlighten society on, it would be to appreciate each other and to live in harmony. All members of society, regardless of color or status, are equal and should be treated as such. This is the crucial key for a prosperous society, yet the Achilles’ heel for history’s great empires. I hope to implore on you the value of fighting for civil liberties, such as equal representation. For the world to be a harmonious and prosperous place we as a people must educate ourselves on the issues of the past, we must have a government of the people, and we must be willing to fight for our beliefs, no matter the cost.
Notably, education is of high value to me because it allows success at the professional level as well as induces change throughout the world. Primarily, education received and experienced in a college environment is necessary for a successful professional career. I…

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