Moments you never forget (personal)

26 Apr, 2018 at 10:13 | Posted in Varia | Comments Off on Moments you never forget (personal)

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Courage is a capability to confront fear, as when in front of the powerful and mighty, not to step back, but stand up for one’s rights not to be humiliated or abused.

Courage is to do the right thing in spite of danger and fear. To keep on even if opportunities to turn back are given.

Dignity, a better life, or justice and rule of law, are things worth fighting for. Not to step back — in spite of confronting the mighty and powerful — creates courageous acts that stay in our memories and means something — as the political demonstration conducted by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

I was ten years old at the time and following it all on TV. Moments like that you never forget. It has stayed with me for all these years.

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