SHOOT: Actually Madiba is a very powerful mascot, an icon for what we want the world to be like, and representative of all the good in South Africans. Our love for him says the best about what's inside us, but our fear of him dying shows that we are too afraid to live his legacy ourselves. It's time we started trying to forgive and live and let live. Love the children, conserve nature, help where help is needed. Serve others.