Monday, February 23, 2009


As I sit here watching the Academy Awards, it's very clear that Slumdog Millionaire is having a big year. I haven't seen the film yet, but I hear it's pretty incredible, yet incredibly sad. Much like India itself. 

I was fortunate enough to travel there last year, and it was an incredible experience. It's a land of beauty and ugliness. Spiritual insight and human cruelty. Rich natural splendor and widespread urban poverty. Out of this country comes one of my biggest role models, Mohandas Gandhi. 

So today I thought I would share my favorite quote from this incredible man. Gandhi's main message was that of action, not preaching. Doing the right thing, is usually the hardest thing to do, and in him I see incredible bravery for always facing towards the light. Whether it's making moral changes in society, letting someone know how you feel, or fulfilling your life through your own work, remember: actions will always speak louder than words. 

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
     ~Mohandas Gandhi

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