There are places I'll remember all my life even though some have changed. Some forever not for better, some have gone, and some remain. All these places have their moments with lovers and friends I still can recall. Some are dead and some are living, but in my life I've loved them all. ♥
I have always measured myself up to other people based on all the negative events that have taken place in my life. I may not live a life of woe, but I definitely feel like those historic memories have taken a front row seat in my life and how I choose to live it. It feels good to imagine how much better and wholesome my life could be from a change in perspective of how I choose to assess the things that have happened to me. After all, I am both my weaknesses and my strengths.
He lived one of the great lives of the twentieth century: he was an international icon who brought democratic rule and human rights to South Africa. But to thrive in the twenty-first century, the country needs not hope and activism but technocrats and engineers who can develop workable solutions to the messy realities of urban blight and rural poverty.