There’s A Lot We Can Learn From Gandhi

“I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.”

Today I’ve chosen to expound on Mahatma Gandhi – the person who liberated a whole nation with his tranquil movement. He wasn’t the first and he won’t be the last revolutionist however positively he is the most renowned of the world’s peaceful political nonconformists. The above quote of Gandhi is itself sufficiently adequate to illustrate the stature of Gandhi and the spirit in the base of Gandhism other than demonstrating its significance for the present and all circumstances to come.

The word Gandhi is about that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who on the premise of his excellent and motivating life and works turned into a symbol and ideal not just for his counterparts everywhere throughout the world, however similarly for generations to come. The legacy which he has left through his activities makes him important for all times to come. He was an intensely dynamic personality. He was occupied with everything that concerns the individual or society. Gandhism is a group of thoughts and rule that portrays the motivation, vision and the life of Mahatma Gandhi. It is especially connected with his commitments to the idea of peaceful resistance.

                                                                                                                                          “Truth is God and God is Truth.”

Mahatma Gandhi was an admirer of truth.  He looked for truth throughout his life. He named his auto-biography, ‘My Experiments with Truth’. He accomplished numerous triumphs by following the way of truth.

Alongside truth, Gandhi expressed full confidence in nonviolence. To him, nonviolence & truth were two sides of same coin. A searcher of truth will always take the way of peacefulness. Peacefulness implies not to hurt any individual, not even to one’s adversary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 

Everybody wants to live in a superior world. We all hope that the world would change and improve as a place for our children, yet none of us want to be an instrument to that change. Gandhi always said there can be no change if we are not prepared to change ourselves.  He believed that change starts from home and to make the world a better place we need to start changing ourselves.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Education which does not mould character is absolutely worthless”

Gandhi trusted that it is only through education that a country could excel and progress. According to him a poor education would prompt the downfall of country. He stressed upon the development of kids in body, mind and spirit and not merely educating for the sake of earning money.

 

His life informs us concerning the various emotions he experienced as a kid and youthful grown-up amid troublesome circumstances, and the experiments he did to adapt up to these issues. It was his constancy and devotion to a persistent pursuit for his aim that finally prompted his transformation. His ideas like nonviolence, satyagraha, and the ideas related to ‘Truth’ and ‘God’ can give psychological strength & mental flexibility to any individual endeavouring to adapt up to the demands of life. The toughness of Gandhiji’s mind and his unshakeable confidence in his beliefs has made him one of the greatest individual ever, to have walked on this planet. His faith in spirituality, unending love for others, peacefulness, truth & moral values, all can have a critical positive effect on psychological well-being of people.

After Mahatma Gandhi’s was killed, Sir Stafford Cripps, Britain’s then chancellor of the exchequer, said that “no other man in our time … so mightily and convincingly showed the power of the spirit over material things”. Seventy years later, those words still hold true. While Gandhiji may have no equivalent, his acts and beliefs have influenced and propelled many generations of political campaigners around the globe. Regardless of whether in the US, South Africa or Burma, civil rights pioneers have over and again taken after Gandhi’s example. It’s a magnificent legacy, and one that should be properly remembered. The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Burmese Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi,  Guatemalan Indian-rights activist Rigoberta Menchu — all these greats of our time have recognized Gandhi as a guiding force.

Gandhi’s courageous & successful struggle for Indian freedom started the end of British imperialism. He demonstrated that one man can make huge change with his impeccable principles & character. One can gain from his example, and lead a straightforward and productive life of strength and high moral values, that is satisfying to oneself and motivates others as well.

“Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself”

When Facebook Pimps For You

There are things in life which you cannot avoid no matter how much you despise them. Things which you cannot make yourselves to like but they live with you; they live for you, and they live because of you. Some of the most suitable examples can be the existence of envy in your friend’s heart when you score more than him in a test, or a neighbouring aunt worrying about when or if you are going to get married. And of course, ever increasing number of ads of dating apps on Facebook. Let’s talk a little about the ads.

 

They are one of the things that are meant for you. They are worried about you, you see. They are sad that you are feeling so lonely. They want you to get someone in your life. They are genuinely worried, it seems sometimes. Especially when the ads start showing in your regional language or in your mother tongue! The text and the pictures (and videos!) forming those ads that appear in your newsfeed seem to cry out loud, if only you have the ears to listen to them, “I have seen this pretty one for you. I know you will love the choice I have made for you. Because I am always correct, you see,” in exactly the same tone and in the same voice as one of your neighbouring aunties or a distant relative who is worried(?) about your personal life more than you are.

The things that are there for you, dangling before your eyes all the time, and are not worth your time and energy cannot create any real problem in your life unless, of course, you start taking them seriously. Imagine a situation where you actually go to see someone who your neighbouring aunt has found most suitable for you! Quite a similar, or even worse, situation arises when somebody – so tempted by the adverts – falls in the trap and installs the app. What happens after that is not something people who use the apps – or the ones who have gone to meet their neighbouring aunt’s choice – would generally wish to discuss.

Well, I am yet to meet somebody who has found someone for himself from those dating apps and is happy with his life. However, there is no denying the fact that nobody is happy with his/her life.

How much good the advertisements of dating apps are doing to the people – and to those who run the apps – is still one of the biggest mysteries of the decade, and it is better if it remains so. The sponsored ads have a mask on, only for the purpose of hauling you towards it and never let you go. Our advice is to try to scratch a little into this mystery of who is benefitting how much if you are about to become a producer or a user of such an app.

4 Reasons You Must Stop Reading Newspapers from Today

Reading newspapers is one of the most popular habits of people across the globe. It doesn’t seem to lose its charm even after the introduction of Internet in the scene. Though the idea of newspapers has never been criticised before, I would like to bring forth some arguments against the practice of reading newspapers. Read it till the end. You should really stop reading newspapers:

1. Because it is boring

I know you really find it extremely boring to read text printed over that recycled paper.  Don’t you hate it reading extra small articles surrounded by advertisements of underwears and some shoe brand which you have never heard about? You might be an avid reader and you follow your routine of reading newspaper very religiously, but you would definitely agree that the whole idea of newspapers is really boring.

2. Because it is an outdated practice

Don’t you know this already? Why on earth would you read from a bulk of extra-large sized sheets which is not even comfortable to hold in your hands and read from, while you can read the same thing with only one hand on your phone which even makes you look cool! Oh! Come on. I know you knew this drawback right from the time you found that news can also be read on your phone.

3. Because it is wasting your time

While reading newspaper, you find it difficult to quit it after reading just one or two articles. You cannot develop the will to keep the paper aside unless you at least leaf through every single page. This is a common habit of most of the people, if not all. And there is nothing wrong with this habit, since you are a sincere human being, concerned about what is happening in the world. But what about the time that you waste leafing through pages and reading stuffs time and again which is of no use to you?

4. Because someone is telling you over the internet

Okay, I know you have already decided by now that you will not read newspapers from now on. And I appreciate that. I appreciate the fact that you agreed to do so because some random person on the internet is telling you to.

 

Sorry but I was just messing up with your confidence. If any of my arguments really made you decide to quit reading newspapers, then most probably, you are not even habituated to reading them. Reading newspapers is not boring and is not at all outdated. It is, in fact, one of the most authentic ways to get yourselves notified about what is happening around you. I think and advise that everyone must read newspapers every day. It is one of the coolest things which is still prevalent, in this world of internet where there are more fake news going viral than factual ones in the digital arena.