The real question is whether we look at human life from the point of view of the nation or of life. The “eyes of the nation” are quick to reduce people to numbers and inanimate objects, enslaving human life to the interests of those in power. But the “eyes of life” look at each individual as precious, irreplaceable and unique.
Stories of Hope
Despite being imprisoned for 10,000 days for his unwavering belief in human dignity, Mandela never gave in to despair.