Gandhiji's thoughts and 21st Century!

wordcraze By wordcraze, 11th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/k_m31cyu/
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Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation (India) said some great things, that even today are etched in people's minds and hearts. Though most of things are practiced till date, there are somethings that he has said, which doesn't fit in, in 21st Century. A satire is what this write is.

Who was Mahatma Gandhi?

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was the finest political and ideological Indian leader, most active during the Indian independence movement. He was a pioneer of “satyagraha” (resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience). Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom round the globe. He is internationally esteemed for his doctrine of non-violence for achieving social and political progress. Gandhi is often referred to as “Mahatma” (Great Soul). And also called “Bapu” (Father) and officially honoured as the Father of the Nation.

Maaf Karna Gandhiji, Zamana Badal Gaya! (sorry to say Gandhiji but the world has changed)

Gandhiji used to say "ends do not justify the means"...for him "means were more important than the end"

Well, in the Era when every word said by him was celebrated and was like a carving on the rock, may be in those times, this would be true. But in today's times? If you think so --- you are likely to end up in a mess. If you act according to this, you are sure to fall flat on your face and ask yourself "What the hell was i thinking?"

It's 21st Century and gone are those days when end was immaterial and means were worshiped. Today, people want to reach the end before others coz it is a race and everyone wants to come first!

RESULTS!! RESULTS!! RESULTS!!
Everything is based on this. Everything revolves around this. People only care about Results! How you got them? What means were used? How long did it take? Was it worth it? etc etc...nothing matters. All that matters is --- Get there --- Get it --- Grab it --- Snatch it --- Solve it --- Snap it --- by hook or by crook!

This is the era where "End justifies the means"!
All's well that ends well --- you get what you want --- achieve your goals ---- targets are fulfilled ---- then all your means are valid and worth. No more questions. No more explanations needed.

Decision making Dilemmas are still very much prevalent. When you need results, sometimes you are stuck with an emergency situation that needs urgent attention and you know of some means that would take you to the juncture where you want to be. But if that 'means' is not something your fellow heads/ colleagues or seniors/ family or friends might agree upon then in such times, you need to follow your gut, take a firm decision and make sure you keep it to yourself.
And sometimes, it is okay to believe that:

"jiss baat ka unhe pata nahi, uss baat se woh khafa nahi"

**it simply means that "the thing which they are unaware of, wouldn't hurt them either"!

Though this philosophy might land you up in trouble & take you on a guilt trip, if used in excess else it is for sure a good escape for justifying your means to yourself.

So to say, today its all about "move on and don't look back"!!!!!!

© Krishna Dasani, 2012

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author avatar johnnydod
12th Jan 2012 (#)

Great article on a great man,

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author avatar wordcraze
12th Jan 2012 (#)

thank you Johnny :)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
15th Jan 2012 (#)

Great article about an icon that played a pivotal role in our South African history. Thank you for sharing:-))

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author avatar wordcraze
15th Jan 2012 (#)

thank you for the read!! :)

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author avatar Caroline aull
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Great reading very inspiring....love to read more.....

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author avatar wordcraze
25th Jan 2012 (#)

thanks a ton..shall write more on him and his philosophies soon!

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author avatar ittech
25th Jan 2012 (#)

oh good to know this...:)

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author avatar wordcraze
25th Jan 2012 (#)

:) thank u

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Every era throws up a leader. (but we are looking high and low for one now!) Gandhi was a product of his times. Einstein said of Gandhi - generations will scarce believe that such a one as this walked in flesh and blood. Gandhi's thoughts may not be relevant for those in a hurry to climb up the ladder of fortune but will make sense after they do so, especially in the evening of their lives! Thought provoking, wordcraze -siva

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author avatar wordcraze
26th Feb 2012 (#)

thank you Siva!
well, may be when i reach the evening of my life i might understand what you are saying!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
17th Apr 2012 (#)

Gandhi's super human, he can endure many things that we differ. Even the foreign policy of India contradicts, with Gandhi's philosophy, e.g., border killings by the BSF.

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author avatar wordcraze
17th Apr 2012 (#)

yes. his morals about life and society weren't all practical, at least they are not so practical in today's era!

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author avatar jyotika bhalla
7th Dec 2013 (#)

Gandhiji used to say "ends do not justify the means"...for him "means were more important than the end"

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