This was beautiful:
You should be — because I heard that heroes aren’t necessarily those who succeed, but those who try, and try with such devotion that we end up envying them.
And this made me think:
And it is quite possible for Mandela’s story to be portrayed in a such a way that it fails to move us at all. That is why we end up with poor biographies and biopics from time to time. They are poor because of poor storytelling, not because those lives were boring.
We really are story-telling creatures, aren’t we?