Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 long years in prison, did not see the sun in his eyes.
After Nelson Mandela became the country's president
One day he said to some of his colleagues-
Let's see the city today. How the city itself has become after spending so long a life of captivity within four walls. Not without seeing it with your own eyes.
Nelson Mandela walked the streets of the city with colleagues. After being very hungry, Mandela said-
If there is a restaurant at the front corner,
I want to eat there. They are surprised!
Realizing this, Mandela said, nothing to be surprised about; I'm hungry, I'll eat. Since I did not die after eating the horrible food of the prison, I will not die so easily.
Everyone is sitting at the table to eat.
Not far away sits another gentleman, quite old. Mandela calls hotel waiter
Bring a chair and put it next to me and
Tell him to sit at my table and eat.
The gentleman came. He came and sat in the chair next to me.
We are talking while eating. But the man sitting next to him could not eat anything. Her hand is shaking. The food is falling from the spoon to the plate.
One of Mandela's colleagues said:
You seem sick.
The man remained silent. Said nothing.
Mandela fed him with his own hands and called the waiter.
We will also pay her food bill.
At the end of the meal the old gentleman got ready to say goodbye. But everyone looked on in amazement.
The man can't stand or walk well. Increasing body tremors!
Mandela helped him get up with his own hands and asked one of his colleagues to lead him to the door.
Another of the colleagues said- he will be able to reach home with such a sick body!
At this point Mandela began to say-
He is not sick.
He was the guard of the cell where I was imprisoned.
I was very thirsty after being severely beaten.
Whenever I screamed for water, he would urinate all over my body.
Today I am the president of the country.
After being the most powerful man I invited him to eat at my table together!
So he is very scared to think of those days.
But it is against my ideology to punish people without power.
It’s not part of my life ethics.
So instead of being punished, he got love.
He urinated on my face / body.
I put food in his mouth.
As I am your president, so is he.
It is my moral duty to respect every citizen.
Only the mindset of revenge can destroy a created state.
And the mentality of tolerance can create a destructive state.