On July 18th of 2009 the UN General Assembly, by unanimous decision, recognized Nelson Mandela’s Birthday as Nelson Mandela International Day.
The days recognition is meant as more than just a celebration of Madiba’s life, it was launchpad for promoting a global movement to honor Mandela’s life’s work of changing the world for the better.
Mandela called upon the next generation to take on the burden of leadership and address the world’s social injustices, as individuals we hold the ability and responsibility to change the world we live in.
By heeding the call to do good every day and taking that pledge, our society would be in a much better place. You see, Mandela’s goal was to make sure future generations understood, that it is in our hands now to make a positive difference.
Whether you agree or disagree with certain aspects of Mandela’s life— his ultimate goal to make the world a better place by prompting humanity’s instinct of betterment, is of great value. It is in our hands as Millennials to take action and inspire the change we want to see in the world around us.
Change, doesn’t just happen… It needs agents of change to promote its prevalence and prove that through Change and a merging towards goodness, honesty, kindness and respect of our brothers and sisters regardless of skin color, ethnic background or sexual orientation — THAT is when change truly happens.
Betterment of societies in congruencies are a definitive truth, I believe most Western Millennials are looking for and in order to achieve the merging of those in congruencies we must take daily actions to change the way the future of the world will work itself out.
Nelson Mandela followed three rules throughout his life, which he did at great personal sacrifice— and his objective to inspire individuals to take action and help change the world for the better, by building a global movement for good.
- Free yourself.
- Free others.
- Serve every day.