Monday, November 15, 2010

Seven Blunders of the World

In his search for information regarding the seven wonders of the world for a winter camp program with his students, Mr. Harrington came across a list of the seven blunders of the world written by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He gave it to his grandson, Arun Ganhi, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination. The seven blunders are:
  • Wealth without work
  • Pleasure without conscience
  • Knowledge without character
  • Commerce without morality
  • Science without humanity
  • Worship without sacrifice
  • Politics without principle

The list grew from Gandhi's search for the roots of violence. He called these acts of passive violence. Preventing these is the best way to prevent oneself or one's society from reaching a point of violence. To this list, Arun Gandhi added an 8th blunder; rights without responsibilities.

Much thanks to Wikipedia for connecting Mr. Harrington with this thought provoking list.

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