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September 2, 2011 / MMasing

Seven ( Eight) Blunders of the World.

Hello Everyone,
On our proud web I found the so known
“Seven Blunders of the World”.
It’s a list that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi.
(For the people who don’t know..
(my thoughts go with you)
who those two beautiful named men in black are:

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the
pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India
during the Indian independence movement..
or for the ones who already got lost again:
it’s the old man in the picture to the right.
And Arun Gandhi follows the footsteps of
his grandfather as a sociopolitical activist..
or for the ones who already got lost again:
it’s the a little bit younger man in the left under corner of this post.
Bless the internet yet again.
Ready to move on? Good.)

So, a list of the “Seven Blunders of the World”:
1. Wealth without work.
2. Pleasure without conscience.
3. Knowledge without character.
4. Commerce without morality.
5. Science without humanity.
6. Worship without sacrifice.
7. Politics without principle.
The seven blunders Gandhi gave us
are the mistakes that humankind makes
that are the origins of violence in this world.. some believe
Gandhi himself called these missteps “passive violence”
which fuels the active violence of crime, rebellion, and war.
He said that we could work ’til doomsday to achieve peace
and would get nowhere as long as we
ignore passive violence in our world.
Years later Arun Gandhi added an eighth blunder:
8. Rights without responsibilities.
So.. the seven.. now eight blunders of the world, our world.


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  1. Anders J / Sep 2 2011 8:48 am

    He got a point, we can’t stop violence without taking away what starts it, take away the source and the rest will fall, right? 😛 well, probably not that easy xD
    Human greed is the source of all problems, if humans just could stop being greedy there would be no problems in the world, it’s true, just give it a thought 😛

    • MMasing / Sep 2 2011 1:52 pm

      Ok: *gives it a thought*
      Yup, point taken!
      Greetz, MMasing.

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