Listen to all 12min, or go in at 6min for the passage that this is taken from.
“This is what I think it amounts to – Mandels’a 95 years teach us three lessons:
- firstly, you can’t free anybody else and you can’t serve anybody else unless first you free yourself – from bitterness, and hatred and resentment; and the paralysis that they bring….
- secondly, that our freedom to serve is limited when other people are not free and empowered….
- finally, none of us need to be in public office to be of public service….
So, first we must free ourselves, then we must free others and we must serve as a way of life, not as a route to office.
Those are the lessons that every person on earth can learn, embrace and live by.”
- Nelson Mandela: An Indispensable Life in Pictures (world.time.com)