The article, http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2008/05/09/gandhis-top-10-fundamentals-for-changing-the-world/ is truly inspiring for me so I decided to post the link and copy some of his words which I find to be in strong agreement with below. I may add comment to some of these.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." – Indeed, the existence of humanity is not controlled by humanity themselves. The source of life remains yet unexplainable. Good cannot exist without evil, or how else can we define good?
“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.” – Everyone has the potential to be better beings. The key, however, is to find ways to do what we are capable of doing.
“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” – Life is not black and white, period.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – This is truly inspiring. If you see other’s fault, change yourself first.
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Yes, you decide how you want to feel. Let’s say that you are angry about something, you are angry because something happened, but ultimately you have the power to choose how you want to respond to that something. You lost your camera, you can choose to be sad or you can choose to be optimistic and starting looking to the future. Being sad doesn’t help AT ALL.
Without action you aren’t going anywhere. – Saying without doing is just lame.
“I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.” – This is exactly right. The only true difference you can make is the present. Present stacks together to be the future.
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” – Do remember that there are always someone, or something that is higher than you. Don’t get cocky, otherwise you will end up badly.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Thank you.
“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.” – Even the good in bad is always good philosophy. Happiness derives within.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – I can’t agree more. But can you do it?
”Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.” – Constant progress is the true progress.
It is my wish that by carefully reading the whole article that you may get a sense of what a great human being Gandhi is and how you can do better after reflecting upon how he understands humanity.
Have a good day, or night.