In light of the 99% and "Occupy Wall Street" movements, the Great Recession, historic levels of partisan rancour, terrorism, environmental havok, and continuous global warfare, I am reminded of the great Mahatma Gandhi in "Young India", 1925, and his Seven Social Sins.
Who can point to a list of social sins better than this:
Politics without principles
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice
It seems like our society and our daily news broadcasts depict a nation whose actions can ONLY be described in light of this list.
This sort of wisdom reminds me to be humble, and to seek the greater good for myself and my community, at each new opportunity.
What does this list make you think of?
Labels: Politics, Society
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