The world is filled with different types people, and the failure of one community to be welcoming to another because of the different religious or cultural practices serves as a recipe for conflict. Karl Popper believed that countries should enact laws and stipulations that are designed to prevent conflict between the majority and minority communities.George Soros took over the belief of fairness, and he is working hard to ensure that the conflict that exists in the world due to the oppression that is extended upon people is brought to an end. George Soros started engaging himself in philanthropy long before he established the Open Society Foundation. George Soros started his charity work by supporting South Africans who were subjected to Apartheid in 1979. He was angered by the fact that people were being subjected to oppression yet they were in their own country. It was quite absurd that the minority in the society denied their rights by the minority.
Apartheid in South Africa led to the death and torture of many people, and it is George Soros who helped to fund the uprising that was led by Nelson Mandela. For George Soros, he supported the fight for independence, and he did this through the financial support that he offered ANC, which was the main ruling party at that time. The Open Society Foundations has engaged itself in many other philanthropic activities. The major ones include establishing the Central European University once the Berlin Wall was brought down and encouraging the exchange of ideas between Communist Bloc Countries.In the recent years, the Open Society Foundations has helped to advance the fight for the respect of same-sex marriage, and it continually offers financial support to all groups that support gay movements. George Soros sees this as a way of promoting the freedom of ideologies.
George Soros believes that no one should be subjected to think like all people in the society just because a particular person in power does not associate with the ideas of the minority. At the moment, George Soros is 85 years old, but his struggle to ensure that there is complete fairness in the world has not faded. He directs much of his financial capability toward ensuring that the Open Society Foundations supports all the other groups that have the vision of empowering those who are oppressed in the society.George Soros has been able to make a legacy for himself to the point that he is a highly admired philanthropist in the entire world. George Soros has committed himself toward ensuring that whole society is tolerant and open to the suggestions of other people. George Soros is basically one of the biggest financial givers of the 21st century. Many billionaires exist in the world today, but George Soros has out-shined all of them through the support that he is offering other people. Even more, is the support that the Open Society Foundations is offering to agencies that encourage cohesion all over the world.