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What did being free mean to Mandela as a boy, and as a student? How does he contrast these ‘transitory freedoms’ with ‘the basic and honorable freedoms’?

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For Mandela, freedom had different meanings at different stages. As a boy, freedom meant to be able to run freely in the fields and to swim in the stream according to his will. As a student, freedom meant to stay out at nights, read whatever pleased him or go wherever he wanted. But later he realized that this sort of freedom was only an illusion. For him, the basis and honorable freedoms were-achieving his potential, earning his keep, marrying and having a family. These freedoms were more important for him when we was a young man.


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