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Mahatma Gandhi said, "We must become the change we want to see in the world." Reflect on your world and your place within it. Discuss how you have changed or plan to effect change within that world.

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Mahatma Gandhi said, "We must become the change we want to see in the world." Reflect on your world and your place within it. Discuss how you have changed or plan to effect change within that world. The present world is troubled by violence. It seems that violence can occur anywhere in today's community. The increasing violence in our communities marks as indication of our decaying human nation. Mahatma Gandhi was a strong devotee of non-violence and developed his own philosophy on non-violence. In his philosophy, greed, possessiveness, and selfishness are main factors that influence our materialistic and greedy lifestyle. With Gandhi's teachings and actions being learned in our present society, some people today do not only seek materialistic possessions but also compassion, peace and truth. The more possessions we obtained, the more we have to guard them from those who desire for it. ...read more.

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We will spend generations, waiting for each other to change first. To change within oneself, an individual must develop a strong foundation of respect, appreciation, trust and acceptance. Appreciation for our humanity is the first basic foundation to be achieved during the transition. If an individual learns to appreciate his fellow human beings, others will learn to appreciate the individual back. Respect is a principle that must be fed into the individual. The individual must treat others with respect, be tolerant with any differences that he or she faces, and also respect different cultures, different ways of life and different beliefs that people have. It will slowly lead to harmony. The next step is to learn how to accept the differences that we will have between each other. ...read more.

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We are greedy by not using our ability to help the needy and unfortunate and instead, using it for our personal gain. If we abolish these differences, the slanting scale of humanity will be balanced and unity is established. In conclusion, Gandhi was the pebble and his words and actions were the ripples in the pond. He was an important that influenced people to make changes within the world. Following Gandhi by example would be my first step to make changes within myself and hoping others will follow my footsteps to make that change in our world. We have to be the pebble in the pond that causes the ripples in our current society. Encouraged by these enlighten words from the Great Mahatma Gandhi, "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean, if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." I will put faith into myself and into others who will make and made that change. ...read more.

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