March 20, 2011AsideconstitutionalismGandhigrammar of anarchylevityPublic Policy

Sunday Levity: What did you learn from Gandhi?

The morals we draw

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

The father gathered the two little girls around him. Since they had disturbed him while he was reading a book on Gandhi, he decided to tell them about the Mahatma and more specifically, why he had a large framed photograph of the man in his study. So he told them the story of India’s independence and why it was unique among all such struggles. He told them that non-violent struggle, not listening to the orders of the bad guys” was about thinking different. And if they looked carefully, they’d see Think Different” written at the top right corner of the said photograph.

As usual, he asked So, what’s the moral of the story?”

Instantly the Little Airy replied Don’t listen (to orders).”

It figures, the father thought.

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