Helen Suzman died on Jan. 1st. Didn’t know much about her so decided to read up on wikipedia

“Suzman was awarded 27 honorary doctorates from universities around the world, was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize[5] and received countless other awards from religious and human rights organizations around the world. Queen Elizabeth II made her an honorary Dame Commander Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire in 1989…”

27 honarary doctorates! and essentially knighted. Some times I aspire to high goals but somehow I think no matter how hard I try I’ll never reach her status.

The real bugger is that all of her awards and nominations were completely deserved as well since she was the longest standing anti-apartheid member of the South African parliament even when it was insanely unpopular.

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