The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 Nelson Mandela #3

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Nobel Peace Prizes List

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The Nobel Peace Prize 1994

Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin

“for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East”

The Nobel Peace Prize 1993

Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk

“for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa”

The Nobel Peace Prize 1992

Rigoberta Menchú Tum

“in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples”

The Nobel Peace Prize 1991

Aung San Suu Kyi

“for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights”(www.nobelprize.org)

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Do you know Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela?

He is very famous person. Why? You already know the reason.

He is the first black president by a vote.

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Do you know that? He was in prison for a long time. How long?

26 years!!!!! It’s surprising!!!!

It’s sad.. And I have mixed feelings.

Why did he go to jail? Hmm… It’s mixed.

in 1961 Mandela, Sisulu, and Slovo co-founded Umkhonto we Sizwe (“Spear of the Nation”, abbreviated MK). Becoming chairman of the militant group, Mandela gained ideas from Marxist literature on guerilla warfare by Mao and Che Guevara as well as from the military theorist Carl von Clausewitz.(Wikipedia)

So he was captured in 1962. He gave his final testimony  in court. It is called Rivonia Trial Speech in 1964.

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I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to see realised. But if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” 

After 30 years later his inauguration took place in Pretoria on 1994.

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“We understand it still that there is no easy road to freedom. We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world. Let there be justice for allLet there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves. Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world.” – Inaugural Speech in 1994

Now you read this essay…

What do you feel…?

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Your feeling is the most important thing for your sake. It is the most important thing that I think!!

 

I don’t know much about politics. I don’t know much about ideology.

So I can’t make a judgement that Nelson Mandela is good or bad.

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The purpose of this essay is just to share the enlightenment.

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“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

– Nelson Mandela

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One more hour a day!!!

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This one hour is what other people don’t have. So It is special. That’s right?

I’m really concerned about how to spend my 1 hour.

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While this I realize that I write ‘my’ 1 hour.

First, I thought that I wanted to be better than other people to spend that 1 hour.

I asked me a question. What is criteria about ‘better man’?

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Curiously answer of ‘my’ time and answer of criteria are same.

The criteria for all is God and shepherd with God.

It is not my time. I’m allowed an hour.

The criteria of better man is a man who are recognized by God.

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Our purpose is clear. It is the healing of the nations.

Also what I have to do is clear. I usually want to write diary if it is an ordinary day.

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But I need to grow more and more.

I want to rush into work. And I want to struggle desperately.

And then I will change in spite of myself. 🙂

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 Malala Yousafzai #2

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Prize Laureates

2015 National Dialogue Quartet
2014 Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
2013 Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
2012 The European Union (EU)
2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman
2010 Liu Xiaobo
2009 Barack H. Obama

(nobelpeaceprize.org)

This time I want to introduce Malala Yousafzai.

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Do you know her? Hang on to your hats!!

She is just only 17 years old in 2014. She is the youngest Nobel peace prize winner.

Why she is so influential?

On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Yousafzai boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat.

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A gunman asked for her by name, then pointed a pistol at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Yousafzai‘s forehead, travelled under her skin through the length of her face, and went into her shoulder. 

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In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition.(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

But She recovered her health!!! It’s a miracle.

Her walk started at 11-12 years old. Yousafzai wrote a blog at that time to  change the world.

The world was in an uproar over this assassination.

It is a opportunity for her to change the world.

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The 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues of Time magazine featured Yousafzai as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World”

In July 2013, she spoke at the headquarters of the United Nations to call for worldwide access to education

In February 2014, she was nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden.

Later in 2014, Yousafzai was announced as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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For her “Nobel peace prize is a beginning, not an end “

One little girl changes the world even now.

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

–  Malala Yousafzai

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Letters to Me(After 10 years) #1

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Hi. 🙂

Hmm… I feel a little awkward. What do you do?

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Hmm… How do you feel…? 

I’m a little worried and excited now. How about you?

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Hmm… I can’t hear you. It’s too bad..

I just want you to grow nice and not to avoid any more. That’s all.

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In fact, I want that you are a intelligent and successful lecturer.

But I know that I have to want you to be happy.

It’s ironic…

 

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Do I want to say more?

No. I will do my job.  I will live for today.

Waiting for me as a nice figure. Good Luck. 🙂

PS. I want to change as soon as possible.  Ah. Also don’t rationalize. OK?

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Question : Effort vs Luck. Agree or disagree?

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Question : Success is due only to hard work. Luck does not make a person successful. Agree or disagree?

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I agree. But on the other hand I disagree.

I really want to say that ‘It is not their fault whatever they agree or disagree’.

It is different from point of views.

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People can divide somethings into ‘What I can control’ and ‘What I can’t control’.

Someone who think succeed is because of hard work only just pay attention to ‘What I can control’.

Someone who think It is not only just pay attention to ‘What I can’t control’.

But I admit that its standard is different among people.

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Do you have an experience that shakes your standard?

Honestly, I try something out to achive peace. But I can’t believe really peaceful world is realized.

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See that HWPL , IPYG and IWPG’s peace march!!

People whoever have two eyes and one head must say It is impossible.

It is because people pay attention to ‘What I can’t control’

People who make the impossible possible.

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HWPL(Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light).

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Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. (proverb)

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 Barack H. Obama #1

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Nobel Peace Prize 2009

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President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University in Cairo, Thursday, June 4, 2009. In his speech, President Obama called for a ‘new beginning between the United States and Muslims’, declaring that ‘this cycle of suspicion and discord must end’.
Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Field : arms control and disarmament, world organizing

The Nobel Committee lauded Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”

He is 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama had emphasized dialogue and cooperation across national, ethnic, religious and political dividing lines.

Anyone can shout such things. But the reason why winners are great is  that It is very difficult to do something more than words.

So I want to pay attention to his childhood story.

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Do you know ‘Dreams From My Father?

It is his autobiography. He wrote it when the first black editor in chief of “Harvard Law Review”.

It is hard to summarize his youth. But his childhood is struggles as a young adult to reconcile social perceptions of his multiracial heritage.

 

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The most important his concern was ‘who he was’.

I think there is a lot I can learn from him.

Now I know it’s up to me. 🙂

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., makes remarks to his supporters after his victory in the Democratic Iowa caucus Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

 

“Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges”

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Do you know ‘We Are The World’?

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Do you know ‘We Are The World‘?

 

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I’m Korean, but I know Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

When I was young, I always heard about two persons.

 

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Especially, Story about Stevie Wonder is inspiring.

When he was born, His eyesight was lost. But His sustained effort made him a top singer-songwriter.

This two great persons sing ‘We Are The World

This is my favorite song.

 

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You would know what I’m saying only listening this song.

What I know is just ‘Cordiality‘.

They truly sing a song with their whole heart.

 

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What I feel is just their heart.

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They really want ‘PEACE‘ They shout ‘We are the world

I think of them when I am sometimes so stuffed or I am too comfortable.

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My shame is not yet dead.

Would you join with me?

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Letters to Mom #1

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Hi. Mom.

Your home is 8000 km away from here.

I don’t think we’re as far as it is..

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How’s the sky?    Is it blue as usual…? 🙂

I sometimes think you…..

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Mom, you had a hard life.

When I walk the street, it reminds me of old memories..


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We were walking hand in hand and talking together. And Its sky was yellow and red…

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Mom, don’t worry about me any more..

You know who your son really is…

Don’t worry….  Don’t worry too much…..  sob.. sob…

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Everything will be OK. I love you. 🙂

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Here we go!! Hold on to your hat!!

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Do you know ‘Woholleo‘? 🙂
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In Korea ‘Woholleo‘ is people who get the working holiday visa.

In Korea 50,000 people go to work in 20 countries in a year.

30,000 of them go to work in Australia.

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They have dreams that they can learn English but also make money.

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And they want to go little cafe with new foreign fridends. And then they wish little cafe has a very social atmosphere.

But the reality is the exact opposite.

I want to introduce a korean movie “HOLYWORKINGDAY

Do you see it?

It starts Conan O’Brien‘s 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement.

“In 2000, I told graduates that do not be afraid to fail. and I want to tell you that you should not feel failure, you should do your very best to avoid it.

Nietzsche’s famous said whatever does you kill makes you stronger.

What he felt the stress is that is almost kill you.”

I think It exactly says Woholleo‘s life.

There is one more reason why Woholleo live a hard life.

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Asian Woholleo is called ‘dust mite‘ by some of Australian.

It is a human rights issue that they suffer from.

I know it hurts……… We know that…..

So I begin to pay attention to ‘PEACE‘.

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It is the reason why I start blog.
Wait for it. Just throbbing. 🙂

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