There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi, father of nation - Mahatma Gandhi
@mimpi1911 (25475)
India
January 13, 2007 2:54am CST
this was from the mouth of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation of India. i feel, it's so very true in today's perpective, when we are running to achieve the unattainable zenith!
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@Wanderlaugh (1624)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
Gandhi also said, when asked his opinion of Western civilization, that it would be a good idea. Right, and they work well together, don't they?
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
13 Jan 07
i really appreciate. but do you think that western civilisation means speeding up lifestyles only ? i am not here to endorse MG, but, does western culture means progress without self entertainment ?? is moderanisation synonymous to losing one's self and his priority ?? modernisation and advancement in technology are always desirable but not at the cost of let going one's values and principles. thank you
• Australia
13 Jan 07
Values and principles are supposedly the spiritual and ethical basis of a real civilization. Modernization is a methodology without a product in terms of producing either, relative to the needs of humanity. In Western civilization, a vacuum of values and a paucity of principles has led to a pretty inept society with a lot of social issues that could be completely eradicated by them. The speed is such that the social values are having a hard time keeping up with the degree of change. I think the working equation here is that if you modernize the physical realities, the mindset of the society has to be able to adapt.
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
15 Jan 07
i really appreciate your point of view and i do agree to it. but i feel, when MG felt initiated by the idea of western (modern) civilisation, he never meant it at the cost of values and principles. did he ? thanx for coming back, keep sharing
@sreedhar (576)
• India
13 Jan 07
As you have rightly pointed out ion todays world everyone is so busy in the race of life that they no longer seem to be bothered about the basics of life.
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
15 Jan 07
i really appreciate your input. pursuing modenisation doesnot mean letting go one's principles n life, a perfect balance between the two is desirable. but hardly found these days. thank you very much keep sharing sreedhar
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
31 Jan 07
i really appreciate. gandhiji may be a debatable figure and his moves have been criticised bitterly now and then but that is some other issue altogether. we cannot but accept that fact that with a single piece of white loin and a stick in his hand he was never short of modern outlook. thank you for sharing * i wanted to mark you best, but it was a comment and not a response.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Life is so much more that attaining goals. It is the journey. The sum of all your experiences. Finding love and sharing is true growth. Searching for the next kind thing, the next piece of information, the next whatever to carry you through to completion. Mahatma was a great person and wish I knew more of this special person.
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
17 Feb 07
that's is great willowlady. you are absolutely right, life is indeed a journey. mahatma (great soul), a title confered upon him by rabindranath tagore, the nobel laureate, was a great leader and the father of our nation (India). with all stark criticisms he stands out with him policiy of non-violence and non-co operation. thanx so much for details visit: http://www.mkgandhi.org/