This affects our world greatly. If people don't agree and work together there will never be world peace. I think there will always be a controversy going on somewhere in the world, but if we focused more on the future and we could eliminate huge problems that could occur. Mandela and de Klerk did not see eye to eye on things, but they came together and gave the world hope.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem De Klerk's Nobel Peace Prize speeches were powerful to me. Even though they both had different views they both wanted the same thing, peace, stability, progress, and prosperity. De Klerk says in his speech, "We will do it-and many others will do it with us- because there is no other road to peace and prosperity for the people of our country. In the conflicts of the past, there was no gain for anyone in our country. Through reconciliation all of us are now becoming winners." They wanted hope for their country and looked towards the future instead of looking at past mistakes. They both believe that as long as they give hope to the people, the future will be better.