Muhammad Ali, cea mai mare pierdere a lumii!
About four weeks ago, the enigmatic boxing legend, Muhammad Ali (formerly known as Cassius Marcellus Clay jnr) passed away. He was a great man in the ring, an activist with very strong opinions, a radical muslim and a global cultural icon.His legaciesSelf confidence and Pursuit of excellenceMuhammad Ali often calls himself he greatest. He is always very confident about the outcome of every fight and every step he takes in his life. He has never been afraid to sing his own praises. He often swanks about himself and his skills before any fight. He exults himself with very colorful phrases. Ali was reported to have one said to a reporter that he can "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" when he is in the ring.He believes that when a person practices well with passion and dauntless courage, anything you want can be achieved.He once said, "I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."He believes in hardwork and steadfastness.PhilanthropyAfter Ali retired, he dedicated most of his life to helping the needy. After being diagnosed of Parkinsons disease in 1948, he contributed immensely to the establishment of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center located in Phoenix, Arizona. He once said, "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth".He believes in serving and helping people.His fourth wife who survived him, Lonnie was reported to have said,"Muhammad indicated that when the end came for him, he wanted us to use his life and his death as a teaching moment for young people, for his country and for the world…"In 1998, United Nations chose Muhammad Allah to be its Messenger of Peace due to his so many humanitarian activities in third world countries.Peace Activism and fight against InjusticeUnknown to many of his admirers, Muhammad Ali was also a prolific poet why used his poetic prowess to criticise vehemently political and social injustice. According to the New York Times of 9th of June, 2016, Henry Gates, Jr. opined in his article titled, "Muhammad Ali: Political Poet that Muhammad Ali mainstreamed black radicalism by concurrently fighting against the Negro Establishment which was in existence and the White House structure. In doing these, he converted to Islamic and took a Muslim name. He also vehemently repelled all efforts at drafting into the army against his will during the Vietnam War. He was asked questions regarding his strong refusal to be enlisted into the army to fight for his country and he said, “I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality”.He was very tough and highly opinionated. He used peaceful protest and intuitive poems which largely had effect in both structuresand the world in general.ConclusionHe was very passionate about helping others. He was vehemently against all kinds of injustice and oppression. He dedicated his life to hard work and an undaunted strive for excellence. He was always confident and full of energy.A quote of his which can never be forgotten and has a great effect on admirers is,"Ive made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven lived in vain".R. I. P THE GREATEST Author: Tammie Veil