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Jimmy Carter: Another beacon of hope for humanity

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 25, 2018 former U.S. President Jimmy Carter smiles during a book signing event for his new book ‘Faith: A Journey For All’ at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Midtown Manhattan, March 26, 2018 in New York City. – Former U.S President Jimmy Carter was released from Emory University Hospital on November 27, 2019 after successful surgery and recovery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma. (Photo by Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Sir: “A good man is a man who prefers to “laugh last” to teach existential lessons to those who prefer to “laugh first!” In the realms of existential reality, those who prefer to laugh first hardly experience the pains of other people but only to feel their own pains in the end.”

Jimmy Carter shares from my life quote above. I have no reservation whatsoever to celebrate the goodwill and goodness in any human beings to high heaven. All I need from your personality is genuineness and ingenuity of integrity, not your human fallibility.

Though in a jiffy, out of time constraint, I am really inspired by President Jimmy Carter’s turbulent career and his moral persona. This icon of inspiration gives me a great opportunity to express my mind through this piece to give a synopsis of his memorable and peaceful life. Jimmy Carter is a man who has shaped millions of lives with his Christ-like persona. Baba Carter is one of my muses in the world of human kindness. Jimmy Carter was a former U.S. president. He is a Sunday School teacher and Philanthropist who has given the world more than the world has given him, yet the humbled man believes that the world has given him more than he deserves. A unique family man who has maintained the turbulence of marriage for decades with his amiable wife. A man who has turned so many adversities into joy in so many homes, all across the world. The tools of kindness above are being used by President Carter as his moral compass.

Carter is a man who sees love, philanthropy, and compassion before he sees idiosyncrasies of religion. He uses religion as a tool to bring humanity to amity. Carter’s Sunday school lessons are foods for the nourishment of souls yearning for survival and salvation from the troubled world and imagined or real hereafter respectively. As a proud Muslim, I have consumed some of Carter’s words and works in academics, politics, religion and human kindness. His works are sumptuous spiritual meals for nourishing wandering souls, and for moral rearmament. Though Carter is a fallible human being, his utterances and moral socialisation are laced with wisdom, bitter and moral lessons devoid of the prevalent toxicity in today’s human social interactions.


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