Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seven Sins

Mahatma Gandhi once wrote about the "Seven Social Sins":

  • politics without principles, 
  • wealth without work, 
  • pleasure without conscience, 
  • knowledge without character, 
  • commerce without morality, 
  • science without humanity, and 
  • worship without sacrifice.
How many of these seven sins have we as a society committed in the last years and decades? Does this have anything to do with our current crisis? At least 3 sins have heavily lead to where we are: 
  • Politics is run by lobbyists and Wall Street, 
  • Printing money and making money through speculation and exchange manipulation is commonplace, 
  • Commerce exclusively focuses on profits and ignores resources, nature and health.
Mahatma was a truly wise man.

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