Essay on Gandhi 's Influence On The World

1788 Words Jun 9th, 2015 8 Pages
Mohandas K Gandhi was an unsuccessful Lawyer, who went on to become one of the greatest leaders, of both political and Spiritual, of India and the Indian independence movement. Gandhi was more commonly known as Mahatma, meaning “great soul” and is one of the most famous non-violent activists of our time. He is a role model for many people and has made a huge impact on the world. “You must be the Change that you wish to see in the World.” Mahatma Gandhi Born October 2, 1869 as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, he went on to become one of the most famous spiritual leaders of our time. His father was a chief minister and his mother was very faithful to her beliefs of Jainism. Gandhi was married at the age of 13, to a wife chosen by his parents, a marriage that last lasted sixty-two years. Even as a youth, Gandhi showed great strength and integrity; when he was twelve years old, a British educational inspector came to his school, the students were all asked to write out five English words. When the teacher saw that Gandhi had misspelled the word “kettle” he told him to copy from his neighbor’s paper. Gandhi refused and was later berated for bringing down the class with his one misspelled word. “I was by nature blind to the faults of elders, and had learned to carry out their orders and not question their actions” But obedience did not include cheating, even with the teacher’s permission (Fischer, 16)
Gandhi lived his life according to simple truth, to be honest, to not cheat, and…

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