seven blunders of the world

Mohandas Gandhi's list of Seven Blunders of the World that lead to violence was described in the Christian Science Monitor February 1, 1995 (p.14). In his final years, ...the elder Gandhi kept his grandson close at hand and set aside an hour every day to be alone with the boy. I like the image of a gifted world leader devoting so much time to a young person, affirming the fundamental human urge to connect to future generations to teach and, perhaps, to learn.

On their final day together, not too long before his assassination, Gandhi gave this important list to his grandson Arun Gandhi. Here is Gandhi's list, including an 8th 'blunder' added by Arun Gandhi. via.

  • Wealth without work
  • Pleasure without conscience
  • Knowledge without character
  • Commerce without morality
  • Science without humanity
  • Worship without sacrifice
  • Politics without principle
  • Rights without responsibilities [Arun Gandhi]


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