Saturday, December 27, 2014

Magical Monday/7

Mondays are full of madness! Mondays for most people brings out the colour blue (Monday Blues). But like so many things, is it just a figment of our imagination? So if we change our attitute, is it possible to change Manic Monday into Magic Monday? What if we feed it into our system that Monday will be a grand day? It will be a day when our energy levels will be the higest because we will be refreshed after a break and that we will start a new week with zest and high spirits! What if we tell ourselves at the start of the week that this week we will be unstoppable, be a powerhouse and race ahead,  could it change things? I believe it could :)

And believing is the first step towards changing things for good !! :)

This is my seventh post in the Magical Monday series of inspirational stories aimed at motivating us to bring out our best on the first day of the week! Today the story is about a hero that I gave worshipped through out my life. The doctor who adorns innumerable posters and who's face is considered to be the symbol of revolution. Popularly known as 'Che' , Ernesto Guevara was an Argentine Revolutionary and a major figure in the Cuban Revolution. 



Che,  as a young medical student traveled extentively through South America and was heavily influenced by the poverty, poor health and hunger that gripped people. He documented these experiences in a book  titled 'Motor Cycle Diaries' which went on to become a best seller and is revered even now.

His unsuppresable desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States prompted his involvement in Guatemala's  social reforms.

He later moved to Cuba to work with the likes of Fidel Castro towards overthrowing U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Guevara soon rose to prominence and played a pivotal role in the victorious two-year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime.
Following the Cuban Revolution Guevara performed a number of key roles in the new government. These included reviewing the appeals and firing squads for those convicted as was criminals during the rerevolutionary tribunals, instituting agrarian land reforms as minister of industries, helping spearhead a successful nationwide literacy campaign, serving as both national bank president and instructional director for Cuba's armed forces and traversing the globe as a diplomat on behalf of Cuban socialism.
Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, in Bolivia where he was captured by CIA-assisted Bolivian forces and was assassinated in 1967 at an age of 39 by them.

As the year ends, I am sharing the story of my personal favourite hero who's story fills me up with a desire to change things around me to make things better for those who are less fortunate. A good note to start the new year with!

20 comments:

Han Abello said...

Thank you for sharing about him. I never got to familiarize myself with his contributions to society until now.

Fernando Lachica said...

I read books and biographies of Che and his passion deep-rooted with his childhood experiences and dreams. He's truly an influencer.

Maureen Hitipeuw said...

Monday can be great and not blue depending on how we shift our perceptions :)

Great write up about Che.

Maureen Hitipeuw said...

Monday can be great and not blue depending on how we shift our perceptions :)

Great write up about Che.

Robert Marapao said...

I don't know much about Che. Nevertheless, he became famous that even on t-shirts bag and other accessories his face was printed.

Franc said...

Ernesto Guevarra was able to give a lot in helping rebuild Cuba. I'm sure Cuba is a much better place because of him.

Fred Hawson said...

I heard so much about Che Guevara and seen so much of his iconic photograph, but I do not know his life at all. Thanks for this introduction. I think I should watch Motorcycle Diaries movie soon.

Ace Paragoyo said...

I haven't read the book but thanks for sharing about him, Motorcycle Diaries there is TV program here in our country with the same title and it's all about motorcycle to different parts of the country to discover uniquely Filipino places and stories. :)

Sin Yee said...

Your magical Monday always give me new knowledge. Looking forward to your next post.

Kylie wenn said...

Inspiring....magically great influencer Che.. Thanks for sharing more about him.

eLaNaKcL said...

Salute to him. I never heard of him, but he is truly a hero from your description.

Mia Foo said...

pardon my ignorance but i hardly know much about Che! i wonder if i can find a copy of his motor cycle diaries....

Eliz Obih-Frank said...

We studied Che Guevera in school and his story was always one of courage and great loss.

Kelly Chin said...

that is a good vibes to start the first monday of the year. Hopefully 2015 will be great!

Sumi Go said...

I didn't know these things before about Che, so thank you for introducing me to his greatness! :) He's a very inspiring figure, and we should definitely try to be like him -- trying to better things even in small ways.

lee rosales said...

thanks for sharing! Che Guevara indeed contributed a lot to his hometown.

Phylicia Marie Pineda said...

After seeing Che Guevarra in a lot of T-shirts through the years, this is actually my first time to read about his story, all i new was that he was a leader in the Cuban revolution. It's people like him who are truly an inspiration to all.

Eri Votsari said...

Che Guevarra has been such an inspiration for me! Thank you for sharing :)

TweenselMom said...

Political movers such as Che is quite a diamond in the rough.

136262 said...

Interesting post