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Gandhi's Actions That Affected Generations To Come

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Gandhi's Actions That Affected Generations To Come

Many people feel they can change the world and better it for future
generations. They try all sorts of ways to change life, and many don’t
accomplish their goals. One person who did accomplish his goals was
Gandhi. Gandhi took many actions to affect those who were doing wrong.
But did Gandhi accomplish his goals when he wanted to? Did Gandhi
accomplish his goals at all? I feel Gandhi did accomplish his goals,
but not in his lifetime.

Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1869, the world’s greatest man was
born. Gandhi went to school in England to become a lawyer. He was
trained in formal law, and was classically trained. His education in
law made him a diligent thinker. He then established a law practice in
Bombay with little success. Two years later he joined an Indian firm.
This firm retained him as a legal advisor in Durban. Arriving in
Durban, Gandhi found himself treated as though part of an inferior
race. He was appalled at the widespread denial of civil liberties and
political rights to Indian immigrants in South Africa. He threw
himself into the struggle for elementary rights for Indians. He used
his training when forming his beliefs. “The things that will destroy
us are: Politics without principle; Pleasure without conscience;
Wealth without work; Knowledge without character; Business without
morality; Science without humanity, And worship without sacrifice.”1

Gandhi spent the next twenty years of his life in South Africa, being
imprisoned many a time. Why was he imprisoned do you ask? Well, this
is where you can find out. Gandhi became a freedom fighter for
Indians, minus the fighting of course. Well, sort of, Gandhi had been
attacked and beaten many times by the white South Africans. He then
formed his idea of passive resistance to, and noncooperation with, the
South African authorities. “Make waves, not war”2 He gained
inspiration to be a passive resister from the writer Leo Tolstoy,
Gandhi’s greatest influence. Tolstoy left a profound influence and
imprint on Gandhi as did the teachings of Jesus Christ and the
nineteenth century writer Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau’s essay “Civil
Disobedience” was one Gandhi took to heart. But civil disobedience and
passive resistance were believed by Gandhi to be inadequate for his
purpose. For that reason Gandhi coined the term Satyagraha, a Sanskrit
word meaning truth and firmness. This word defined what Gandhi was
working towards. In 1910 Gandhi founded Tolstoy Farms, in
Johannesburg, which was a cooperative colony for Indians to go to.
The first of Gandhi’s nonviolent protests was the sit-in. He was
arrested dozens of time for doing a sit-in. When the Indian people
were being oppressed or unfairly taxed, Gandhi would go to an
important area. Important as in, in front of a...

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