7 Things That Will Destroy Us – Mahatma Gandhi

I came across this while doing research on my previous blog abundance begins with gratitude, It’s really worth pondering on as most of us seem to confuse many things or ideas between its virtue and its benefit, its result and its purpose.

It’s funny how, no matter how much we learn, how much we progress, how much technology we acquire, the same things come back to bite us in the behind, time and time again.

The Seven Social Sins, sometimes called The Seven Blunders of the World, is a list that Mahatma Gandhi published in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925. The Seven Sins are:

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Business without ethics
Science without humanity
Religion without sacrifice
Politics without principles

The best selling author Stephen R. Covey, has dedicated a full chapter in his book “Principle Centered Leadership” to describe these seven deadly sins.  From page 87 to 93 of chapter 7 – Seven Deadly Sins, click here to read this chapter on Google Books.


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