No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 − 5 December 2013)I had a conversation with.a colleague yesterday about crying at work and how we don’t get to. And then I did. I know why, and I don’t, but I was and am genuinely sad. To visit South Africa today is to see the legacy of apartheid everywhere. Not the way you see Roman ruins poking out of traffic circles in Beirut, not ancient history, but in a white middle class that lives comfortably up the road from a shanty town, the cheery notes in the B&B guest book dating back to 1999, 1990. There are many many bends in the road we forge in the long walk to freedom. At a clearing, you gather your strength, give thanks and then set out again.