Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962)
“… The peace and security of mankind are dependent on mutual respect for the rights and freedom of all. “
Eleanor Roosevelt was the former wife of the U.S. President, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
During the time she was first lady in the white house, she shattered the previous image of a passive first lady by taking active positive roles by holding regular press conferences, giving speeches, writing a syndicated column and traveling the country on her husbands behalf after he was stricken with polio.
Mrs Roosevelt illustrated a deep commitment to a social reform and worked tirelessly to give a voice to the people by advocating for the rights of the women, the poor, minorities and the disadvantaged.
How did Eleanor Roosevelt value people within her capacity?
As first lady, she devoted to working with young people and the underprivileged, while fighting for equal rights for all.
In later years, she worked for U.S Delegation, the United Nations, and the Peace Corps. She truly cared about valuing people first I’m every situation. This earned her the admiration of citizens in the US and abroad that despite the fact that she was close to the most powerful person on earth and could have chased anything else, but she channeled her strength towards humanity.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Golden rule: Practice valuing people, in whatever position and situation you are.
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