Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about confrontation with death saying: “it’s the quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”. Though Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in Jail, he always made quality use of his time. We are fortunate to have such a courageous man live a fulfilled 95 years. He lived by example, the greatest lesson for me, is that of FORGIVENESS. His spirit lives on.