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The day after the passing of one of the most memorable leaders in history, Nelson Mandela, we sit back to reflect.  Why is it that the last generation brought so many significant, inspirational political and world leaders and today all we can conjure up is beige, middle of the road, largely uninspiring politicians.


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The last generation of political leaders brought us inspirational and sometimes polarising people that took a firm stance on human rights issues, fiscal issues, and community building.  They led us in global and local decision making by practicing what they preached and being passionate about their causes.

Today I ask you to have your say, as we remember Nelson Mandela.  Why are the political leaders of today so uninspiring?  Have they not had time to leave their legacy yet?  Or have I got my opinion all wrong?



Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

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