Sunday, June 15, 2008
You will live forever in our hearts...
Today is the 80th birth anniversary of one of the most iconic individuals of the 20th centruy: Che Guevara.
Ernesto Che Guevara has always intrigued me, I have idolized him and continue to do so even today, when other kids had role models like Jayasuriya and Johnny Wilkinson I felt that Che was a man of greater substance.
Being a humanitarian at heart, he wasn't afraid to take the fight to the system, the system that kept millions of his fellow Latin Americans under oppressive governments. Being an Argentine medical student Che would have been in for a more or less cushy future had he not made the ruckus that he did.
Yet, he chose the path less traversed and was prepared to sacrifice his future and his life towards the betterment of others. Many others have done the same through out the course of history like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, personally I believe that we should honour Che's courage and his determination sans the political shades.
Today Che has become an icon for rebellious youth, his face adorns t shrits, keyags even bikinis.
Use that rebellious spirit to make a difference, be like Che!