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#oh my fucking god
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Let it go: An Important lesson from Queen Elizabeth II and Nelson Mandela By: Charlene Smith
In many ways the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and Nelson Mandela were very different yet there are important parallels. She was born into privilege, but during her time as Britain’s royal leader the country had survived scandals, recessions and the shrinking of the British Empire. She has often been criticized, sometimes cruelly, in books, movies, and newspaper columns. Her dignity, quiet passion for serving the British people, and humility have made her stand out. You never hear her saying how special she is. Nelson Mandela shares those same qualities. They allow their actions to speak. Mandela trained as a lawyer and became a leader of the African National Congress fighting for the right to dignity and respect for all of South Africa’s people – not just black people, all people. That is what made him remarkable; he was jailed for 26 years and when he was released from jail in 1991, he showed no bitterness. Just love. Former president Bill Clinton became a close friend of Nelson Mandela. He says he once asked Mandela: “I watched you walk down that dirt road to freedom. Now, when you were walking down there, and you realized how long you had been in their prison, didn’t you hate them then? Didn’t you feel some hatred?”
“Mandela said, ‘Yes, I did a little bit.’ Then he said, ‘As I felt the anger rising up, I thought to myself, `They have already had you for 27 years. And if you keep hating them, they’ll have you again.’ And I said, `I want to be free. And so I let it go. I let it go.’”
I let it go. How many of us do that with our own resentments and anger? How many of us realize that when we hold onto hate we make the person who harmed us eternally powerful? The Queen had to learn to let it go too. Her husband’s uncle, and the favorite great-uncle of her son Charles, was The Earl of Mountbatten. He was on a quiet fishing trip in Ireland in 1979 when the Irish Republican Army blew him up. Neither the Queen, nor her husband, nor her son, have ever said anything against the Irish, and when the time came her government gave those who fought for greater independence from England, what they desired.
She did not always approve of her daughter-in-law, Princess Diana. But when Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car accident in Paris, the Queen first saw to her grieving grandsons, and then she spoke to the British people acknowledging their love of Diana and her tragic death. She has shown deep respect to the memory of Diana, the mother of her grandsons.
The lessons of the Queen and Mandela are important because they teach us that life is made of many difficulties; we will probably get criticized, and we may even make dangerous enemies. But how we deal with those challenges determines how happy the rest of our life will be. And as Queen Elizabeth II and Nelson Mandela show, life can be very long.
But life can also surprise us with great happiness just when we thought it was too late for that to happen: Nelson Mandela was 71 when he walked out of prison, 75 when he became the first president of a democratic South Africa, and 80 when he married Graca Machel. He enjoyed what he said was “the greatest love and happiness” of his life. But if he’d held on to old resentments, his heart would not have been open to allow love in.
It’s never too late to let go. It is never too late to start again. We’ve all said about someone remarkable, like a Mandela, or someone who handles personal tragedy with grace: ‘I never could be that strong.” They never thought they could be that strong either, until they had to.
#thats my new personal post tag
Posted at 1:09am on December 6th -
ive only been eating chili and hotdogs this whole week and i cant believe im saying this but im getting sick of chili dogs ok
Posted at 1:04am on December 6th -
All these video games with their epic orchestral musical scores. Those concerned moms are right: there’s way too much violins in video games.
I don’t mind the violins, it’s the sax that’s the problem.
Posted at 12:59am on December 6th -
Posted at 12:56am on December 6th -
Dear President Obama,
I am Ju Hong, the “heckler” that interrupted your speech at the Betty Ong Center in San Francisco last week. I spoke up not out of disrespect, however, either for you or our country. No, I spoke up — and am writing to you now — to ask that you use your executive order to halt deportations for 11.5 million undocumented immigrant families.
My family came to the United States from South Korea when I was 11 years old. Like many immigrants, my mother brought me to this country to seek a better life for her children.
I graduated from UC Berkeley, and am now pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration at San Francisco State University. I have lived in America now for 13 years. I consider this country as my home. During my senior year in high school, however, I learned that my family had overstayed a tourist visa. We are undocumented immigrants.
As an American without papers, I was not able to get a job, obtain a driver’s license, or receive governmental financial aid. When my mother was sick and in severe pain, she did not visit a doctor because she cannot procure medical insurance. And when my family’s home was burglarized, she refused to call the police because she was afraid that our family would be turned over to immigration officials and deported.
Like many other undocumented immigrants, I was living in the shadows and living in fear of deportation. However, I have decided to speak out and stand up.
Immigration reform is not only a Latino issue, it’s also an Asian and Pacific Islander issue — in fact, it is a human rights issue. Currently, two million of the estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in our country come from Asia. Under your administration, 250,000 undocumented Asian/Pacific Islander immigrants have been deported. While we only make up five percent of the country, we are disproportionately impacted by your immigration policies.
Last week, I was formally invited by White House staff to hear your remarks on immigration reform in San Francisco. As I stood in the stands behind you, I was hoping to hear about your plan to address the lives of 11 million undocumented people living in this country, like my family. And while you expressed your support for comprehensive immigration reform, you did not address how an average of 1,100 immigrants are deported every single day under your administration. You did not address how you deported 205,000 parents of U.S. citizens in the last two years. You did not address how, because of your administration’s record number of deportations—nearly two million immigrants in five years, a record—families are being torn apart: spouses are being separated from each other, parents are being separated from their children, and our brothers and sisters are being separated from one another. You did not to address how your administration would end the anti-immigration deportation programs like “Secure Communities." You’ve deported more people than any other president in the U.S. history.
Interestingly, you talked about Angel Island during your speech. What you did not mention, however, is that more people are detained every single day in detention today than were detained yearly at Angel Island. You recognized Angel Island as a dark period in Chinatown’s history, but you failed to recognize that more Asians and Pacific Islanders are in detention today than were in detention under the Chinese Exclusion Act. In fact, your administration detains up to 34,000 people per day, a record number of detainees in U.S. history.
Because you failed to address these issues, I was compelled to address the concerns of our community.
You claim that the President of the United States has no authority to stop the deportations. And yet, in June 2012, before the 2012 election, which you won with the help of Latino and Asian voters, you implemented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. With the stroke of a pen, you dramatically changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people like me who can now live without the daily threat of deportation, and can legally work in this country for the first time in our lives.
I know that you support comprehensive immigration reform. But I also know that you have the power to stop the deportations, and that you have the power to stop the suffering, fear, and intimidation facing millions of immigrants like my family.
Your fellow American,
HELLO THIS IS IMPORTANT
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Posted at 12:28am on December 6th -
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Posted at 12:28am on December 6th -
this morning i almost fell off my bed and woke up in the middle of a dream and the first coherent line of thought i could muster was a koalas get their medication from pharmarsupials
#jesus fucking christ
Posted at 12:27am on December 6th -
you know tumblrs not an a+ community when you hesitate to post your own opinions on your own personal blog
maybe if ur hesitating to post things because you don’t want people to get mad at your opinions, you have shitty opinions and u know it
that is literally an example of op’s point
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