I visited Robbyn Island and was guided through his cell and activities by a cheerful intelligent man who had been a prisoner with Mandela for 18 years. At the end of the tour, I asked him why he was not angry. His answer was “What good would it do?”
I never forgot it. It was in fact what Mandela represented that anger doesn’t solve problems — that understanding and patience and goodwill towards all does.
What a privilege for all of us to have seen and heard what Mandela was and will always be…a guide to a better world.
Mike Leven is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation