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Seven Blunders of the World

A friend of mine posted this in one of our groups, and I thought it was one of those things worth sharing.  It could fit into a few different categories here, but I thought it would be a nice change of pace from the, er, usual postings that fill this section.  What do you think?  Do you agree with Mahatma Gandhi?

Sorry for the font--I can't get it to a normal setting. . .

Seven Blunders of the World

The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination. The seven blunders are:

  1. Wealth without work
  2. Pleasure without conscience
  3. Knowledge without character
  4. Commerce without morality
  5. Science without humanity
  6. Worship without sacrifice
  7. Politics without principle

Source: Wikipedia

I'd say that they all apply to today, but especially #'s 2,4 and 7.  What do you think?

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Asked by jsbenkert at 10:48 PM on Mar. 7, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I'll add #5 to the ones I find particularly apt to today. When I think of a lack of humanity with regard to science, I think of the companies like Monsanto, who seem more interested in dominating the market and becoming a powerhouse, rather than working toward the compassionate goals they claim to be guiding them to create seeds that will drive small farmers out of business, and crops that will make developing countries dependent on them. That's "science without humanity".


    Comment by jsbenkert (original poster) at 11:05 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • jsb, we actually agree

    Answer by Carpy at 11:16 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Woot! Mark this date down!

    Comment by jsbenkert (original poster) at 11:17 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • I definitely agree. A couple of those reminded me of this Dalai Lama quote that was just posted earlier today too.

    "Whatever the intellectual quality of the education given our children, it is vital that it include elements of love and compassion, for nothing guarantees that knowledge alone will be truly useful to human beings. Among the major troublemakers society has known, many were well-educated and had great knowledge, but they lacked a moral education in qualities such as compassion, wisdom and clarity of vision."~Dalai Lama

    Answer by pam19 at 11:29 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • Woot! Mark this date down!


    Answer by Carpy at 11:34 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

  • I like this.I think Gandhi was a very smart man!

    Answer by MistyBlueMom at 12:33 AM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • I agree ~ with Ghandi, and the bit about Monsanto.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 3:40 AM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • And don't forget the one his Grandson added- my favorite-
    Rights without Responsibilities-

    Answer by soyousay at 7:31 AM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • Very nice find jsbenkert. I agree with all of these

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:35 AM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • Look at us with our agreement & common values...

    I'll highlight #1. Nobody has to work for dividends.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 9:44 AM on Mar. 8, 2011

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