As I mentioned in my last post, I have been listening to “the gift of anger” by #Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, Arun Gandhi. Another story, among the many, that caught my attention was where Mahatma was protesting peacefully with many of his followers about a particular injustice (don't remember which one but that's irrelevant). The local authorities arrested a large group of them one day without issue. Another group of them came the next day and they were also arrested and taken to jail. Another group came and protested the day after that and you can guess what happened. They were also arrested without issue.
This happened for several days until finally the jail cells were full. The authorities couldn't arrest more people because there was no more space.
The leader of the authorities finally decided to meet with Gandhi to discuss their demands. He told Gandhi that he had no other choice. Dealing with Ghandi's group was difficult because they were peaceful. It was easier to deal with violent protestors because the authorities had an excuse to use violence. With Ghandi's group, they didn't.
I'm not sure what the outcome of that event was, but I'm sure Ghandi got at least some of his demands met.
We can all learn from Ghandi. If we unite together with others and protest peacefully, we can overcome some difficulty. If we turn to violence, the natural reaction for the other party is to treat us with violence, too.
Learn from #Ghandi .
Notes: played #soccer . Only got 3.5 miles in #running around but that was ok. I want to make sure my #Achilles fully recovers.
“Cuida tus pensamientos, porque se convertirán en tus palabras. Cuida tus palabras, porque se convertirán en tus actos. Cuida tus actos, porque se convertirán en tus hábitos. Cuida tus hábitos, porque se convertirán en tu destino.... “ #ghandi#maestro#estilodevida#lyfestyle .
. “Watch your thoughts, for they will become your words. Watch your words, because they will become your acts. Watch your actions, because they will become your habits. Take care of your habits, because they will become your destiny.... “ #gandhi#words#wisdom#guru#truth ∞
"Men flocked to see it and ascended it as it was a novelty and of unique dimensions. It was the toy of the exhibition. So long as we are children we are attracted by toys, and the tower was a good demonstration of the fact that we are all children attracted by trinkets. That may be claimed to be the purpose served by the Eiffel Tower." - Mahatma Ghandi
I’d like to think I’m deep in thought in this photo, but in reality I’m probably just thinking about how I’m gonna use my last two brain cells to get me through the rest of the semester #deep#profound#ghandi