We all have a dark side
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody
Mandela, depicted as the anti-apartheid revolutionary who dismantled the legacy of Apertheid, Nobel Peace prize winner of 1983 was what some people say two-sided personality
During his single term as president, Mandela maintained close ties with notorious human rights violators such as Fidel Castro, Yasser Arafat or Muammar Al-Qaddafi
He attended a course in a terrorist camp in Ethiopia. During the anti-apartheid struggle, he co-founded in 1961 the terrorist wing of the ANC. He even received $10M in donation from Al-Qaddafi and gave his country highest reward for a foreigner to Libya’s dictator, and did the same to the corrupt Indonesian president Suharto, who donated $60 million.
- He was against supporting Charity
- Ingrained a culture of fear at Apple, ill offend employees with verbal abuse, fire people without notice
- He used fear and intimidation to sanction the press
- Saw no problem with sweatshops
- Denied his paternity of her daughter for a long time
- He had high standards of living
...praised Adolf Hilter, and even wrote a personnal letter to him in 1940
Beauty always has an element of strangeness. I do not mean a deliberate cold form of strangeness, for in that case it would be a monstrous thing that had jumped the rails of life. But I do mean that it always contains a certain degree of strangeness, of simple, unintended, unconscious strangeness, and that this form of strangeness is what gives it the right to be called beauty. It is its hallmark, its special characteristic. Reverse the proposition and try to imagine a commonplace beauty! (…) This element of strangeness which constitutes and defines individuality, without which there is no beauty, plays in art (and may the precision of this comparison excuse its triviality) the role of taste or flavouring in cookery; if the individual usefulness or the degree of nutritious value they contain be excepted, viands differ from each other only by the idea they reveal to the tongue.
Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.
Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure ...
[Steve jobs, 1981, pitching the first Macintosh]
" This is a 21st century bicycle for your mind. "