A fantastic quote

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by sal_jr, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

    Ithaca, MI
    I dont know what compelled me to post this, but I was very intrigued that once again if we look into our past as a civillization, we can usually find the course for a safe route to the future has many more times than once, been plotted for us.

    "Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principle," - Mahatma Gandhi.

    Amazing. And yet someone with only half his wits shot that man and took him from the world.

    How I take that in today's perspective:

    wealth without work,- See Saudi Princes; any of the 3,000 of them.
    pleasure without conscience- See Kim Jong Il,
    knowledge without character- See Hugo Chavez,
    commerce without morality- See the American Corporate business model
    science without humanity- See our Stem Cell Policy
    worship without sacrifice- See most Americans
    politics without principle- See the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Does this inspire you? Does it threaten you? Does it bother you? or Does it make you wish that you had acted or not acted in one way or another in your life?

    Im going deer hunting after work today... be back next week.
  2. Hope

    Hope New Member

    Inspires me... to be ... more contemplative. Thanks, Sal.

  3. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member



    Get that deer!

    Like I've said previously, I'd vote for YOU for President.

    Take care.