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Respect is a basic human need; however, it cannot be demanded, but it should be earned. Respect is defined in Webster’s New World Dictionary as "to feel or show honor or esteem for someone or something". Respect represents the feeling of deep admiration you have for someone or something based on their qualities, achievements, or abilities. Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter deserve my high regard and consideration due to their qualities and achievements. I greatly admire nature and a lot of its creatures. The donkey is my one of my most admired animals for its abilities and its beauty. Nelson Mandela or Madiba was born to the Thembu royal family in South Africa on July 18, 1918. At that time South Africa was under occupation by United Kingdom and later under white minority rule known as the apartheid system. Racism, inequality, and brutality were the characteristics of the apartheid regime. Mandela was not exempt from the abuses and maltreatment. Mandela studied law and joined the African National Congress (NCA) where he became involved in anti-colonial politics. Mandela got a share of apartheid “justice” and served over 27 years in prison (1962-1990) because of his activism and his involvement with the anti-apartheid movement. He was released in 1990, during a time of growing civil disobedience. After his release, Mandela joined negotiations with South African President F. W. de Klerk to establish multiracial elections. In 1994, Mandela was the first black chief executive elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. With his courage and wisdom, Nelson Mandela tackled racism w... ... middle of paper ... ...stamina in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco where the donkey is the main “vehicle”. We owned one when I was a child and I took good care of him never the less, we used him for work and transportation just as others do. In Europe and North America, donkeys are most likely considered pets and treated as such. The third-world people are not trying to be mean but they depend on the donkey’s great abilities to survive. Without Inner strength, patience, and tolerance Nelson Mandela will not be an outstanding figure. Without his charitable and peace-making work Jimmy Carter will not be a human-right outlier. Without his strength, patience, and stamina the donkey will not be depended on in several corners of the world. Good qualities, real achievements, and distinct abilities are ingredients of success which can easily pave a path for people’s admiration and high regard.

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