The Man That Changed South Africa Essay

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The Man That Changed South Africa If you died today, would you have left a positive impact on someone’s life? Or would you feel happy because you know you did something that changed the world? This is the question that many should ask themselves when trying to choose a career or find their purpose. Our everyday actions even the small compliment can bring so much happiness to another’s life. Also, when we fight for change and take a stand, it can drastically change the world around you. Recently, I had a conversation with an intelligent girl who blew me away because of the actions she is taking at such a young age. She is starting a non- profit organization to help ex-convicts get the right to vote after they leave prison and young people under the age of 18 to have a bigger voice in politics. She was extremely passionate about this and told me she wanted to be a politician. I was so inspired by her and knew that her organization would have a great impact on so many lives. Just like Nelson Mandela who was an amazing leader at such a young age, she possess the same drive that he had, the drive that pushed so many life changing people to follow their dreams and achieve their goals. Nelson Mandela positively affected many people because he advocated for peace, ended apartheid in South Africa, and inspired people to fight for what they want. Rolihlalahla Mandela was born on July 18,1918 and was later renamed Nelson Mandela. Mvezo, a small village, Nelson…

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