Friday, September 26, 2008

9/26/08 Reflections

  • To be successful in diplomacy and action, we must be aware of our opponents' thoughts and culture
  • As tea did in America, salt freed India
  • Making a statement that you don't necessarily believe can force a conversation
  • You can't do it alone - must build support
  • Inspiring image of Gandhi's followers walking towards salt works, aware they would receive physical abuse
  • Still amazes me how one man can mobilize a country in a nonviolent way
  • I enjoyed Gandhi's overwhelming emphasis on truth, and the ways he would forcast his activities
  • Nonviolence, like the invention of electricity, has the potential to permeate the world
  • Try just to think about 30 minutes a day

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