Dec. 10 is the big day and this year’s award goes to Martti Ahtisaari;
He is an international peace and conflict mediator. I really liked the Ahtisaari quote selected by the Nobel Chair Professor Ole Danbolt Mjøs:
"I have learned that you do not achieve peace just by saying nice things to the parties. You have to be sincere. You have to have the courage to tell people that they are acting counter-productively. I am sincere. I am not always amiable."
This is a character trait that I have seen in very few people. It is one I look for, where you know, that you will be told the truth no matter how you may not like it.