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Friday, September 16, 2005

Gandhi

As Dr. Martin Luther said “We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk.” Gandhi was one of those few people who taught mankind by example. His politic of nonviolence changed the history of his native India.
Gandhi described nonviolence as the greatest force at the disposal of mankind; the mightiest weapon ever devised by humans. A person may ask; how is nonviolence even mightier than a nuclear bomb? Well, as powerful as the nuclear bomb might be, it only has the power to kill people. On the other hand, nonviolence has the power to change hearts; the power to eradicate prejudice; the power to destroy evil from its roots.
The world needs more leaders like Gandhi. With people like Gandhi governing the world, most of today’s problems would be solved. However, we all know that the world is not ready to be governed by saints. For some reason, humans prefer evil minds taking care of their country’s affairs and the future of their children.
People like Gandhi will always be remembered as relics from the past. We may praise their teachings, but the majority of us will never follow their examples. It is easier to kill people than to change their hearts.
In conclusion, Gandhi’s teachings are a great topic to be discussed in schools and symposiums; nevertheless, Gandhi’s teachings will have little repercussion in the overall history of mankind. The wisdom and example of this man became obsolete the same very moment his innocent blood was shed on the streets of his beloved country. We ignore Gandhi at our own risk.




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  • It is nice to see Gandhi remembered. I am from India. I pretty much feel the way you do. There seem to be no end to the wars and violence when mankind could strive to live peacefully.

    anu

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:59 PM  

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