Nelson Mandela Argumentative Essay

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“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve their success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” Alyssa Milano is stepping down from her position as UNICEF’s spokesperson and is now looking for someone who can represent their company and make a difference for children in need. This includes their vaccinations, education, and protection. UNICEF’s spokesperson attributes should include someone who is determined, sympathetic, and hardworking. Despite the fact that some people believe that Eleanor Roosevelt should be the next spokesperson; Nelson Mandela proves fit for this position because he values equality, is selfless, and hardworking. Mandela strongly believes in equality for the people around him and fights for this belief. The text states, “But then I slowly saw that not only was I not free, but my brothers and sisters were not free. I saw that it was not just my freedom that was…show more content…
According to Mandela, “ I am no more virtuous or self-sacrificing than the next man, but I found that I could not enjoy the poor and limited freedoms I was allowed when I knew my people were not free” (Mandela 735). This quote demonstrates that Mandela has sympathy for his people and their freedom. This sympathy results in Mandela not being able to be accept his small amount of freedom due to the fact that he wanted his people to live their lives with self-respect and dignity. The people’s freedom came before his own, proving his characteristic of being selfless. This characteristic would prove helpful to UNICEF because it would mean that Mandela would do everything in his power to help the young kids who are in need of help. He would ensure their health and wellbeing would come before his without a thought in his mind just like he didt for his people and their equality. Selfless is yet another reason why Mandela is fit for the
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