"Seven Blunders of the World"
That Lead to Violence
W. Gilbert, President, The TLT Group
; May, 2005; May, 2007;
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In his final years, "...the elder Gandhi kept his
grandson close at hand and set aside an hour every day to be
alone with the boy."
I like the image of a gifted world leader devoting so
much time to a young person, affirming the fundamental human
urge to connect to future generations -- to teach -- and,
perhaps, to learn.
On their final day together, not too long before his assassination,
Gandhi gave this important list to his grandson -- Arun
Gandhi. Here is
Gandhi's list, including an 8th "blunder" added by
Arun Gandhi. I
urge you to add some of your own in the same
To get you started, I've added 5 that focus
more on teaching, learning, and technology.
Here is the
combined list of "blunders".
OF THE WORLD THAT LEAD TO VIOLENCE
without responsibilities [Arun Gandhi]
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Disagreement without discussion
Technology without direction
Our Challenge: To use
information technology to improve education
and shape a future
that avoids these blunders.
I learned about Mohandas Gandhi's list of "Seven Blunders of the World"
that lead to violence from Lib Segal who gave me a copy of the article
about it in the
Christian Science Monitor on February 1, 1995 (page 14).
- Steven W. Gilbert
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