My best friend at school had only one leg.
I on the other hand, was socially awkward, and I think he took pity on me.
We were inseparable.
Our friendship is what shaped my perspective on the world today.
I am drawn to people that society has side-lined.
It is not me doing anyone any favours.
In those friendships, I am the one who gains the most.
A boy with one leg showed me what real strength is.
A man that obtained his degree by candlelight in a 3 by 4 dwelling, showed me what perseverance is.
A mother that rises at 4AM to sell dumplings, to provide for her children, showed me what love is.
If you want to build a winning nation.
Befriend the ones who know how to fight their way from the back of the pack.
Korespondent z Republiki Południowej Afryki