he stood up for what he believed in, and led other people to feel the same about their worth as people. he went to jail for 27 years, and when he came out, he didnt start a war because of revenge, instead he sat down with the people who put him away , and formed a peaceful resolution on the way forward for South Africa. He was a good President and well loved, and never incited hate, anger or animosity. i saw him only once at a 46664 music concert for hiv aids, in cape town, sa. and he spoke and said that in prison his number was 46664, and they tried to reduce him to a number and not a person, and this is what HIV/AIDS is doing to the world, dont become a number. the crowd went wild - he is just an amazing person, and his presence is felt wherever he goes.