THEMBALETHU SEYISI is a 3rd-year law student at Stellenbosch University who turned 21 on 2 December 2020. Instead of a conventional celebration, he decided to do something more creative and useful for his birthday: Compile a book of essays about life lessons aimed at empowering and inspiring young people. Themba asked 21 successful people he admires – some high-profile people and some personal heroes – to share one life lesson or insight they wish they had known at 21.

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