Gandhi and Economic Moral Progress Not many men practice what they preach. Gandhi and his disciples truly believed in the importance of non-violent civil disobedience as a route to happiness, political change, peace and love. Gandhi fought hard and with passion as to change the status quo through a general nonviolent idea set. Our world today, enamored with violence and revenge, can learn a lot from the lessons of Gandhi. Gandhi set an example through his life of the ideas he discusses and preaches in his speech called “Economic Moral Progress.” Gandhi came from modest roots, and tried to fit in with the group, something he thought was bad for progressive thought. In his speech, he says not to do this, and to go with your own beliefs if...The end:
.....nto specific political arenas, often speculating that nonviolence and civil disobedience were only symptoms of the power of peace. Even after being widely successful, Gandhi never stopped living in a nonviolent, non-western way. In these ways, Gandhi really practiced what he preached in the “Economic and Moral Progress” speech. Gandhi embraced being different and thought a good person did that, too. Gandhi believed in the purity of struggle and that unrest was productive. He also believed that nonviolence and excess was a symptom of bad things in a country. All of these elements of Gandhi’s life made him who he was, and also made him live by the things that he taught others. Works Cited Gandhi, Mohandas K. Economic and Moral Progress, 1916.