The Legacy: The Choice between what is right and what is easy

Karim Giblett By Karim Giblett, 10th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A simple choice between what is right and what is easy leads to a legacy

The Train

This is not a happy tale, for although the hero will become a legend in the eyes of humanity the choices he made were never easy but there simply the right things to do. For you see when a black man is beaten for being black and no one steps up to say this is wrong then everyone is doing what is easy. But when one man steps up and says "NO!" then this is the first step in doing what is right. For you see the one man who steps up might be beaten and violently it is better to stand against those who do bad then stand by idaly and do nothing which in most cases is worse then the wrong doers.
At any given choice we are faced with two questions, do I do what is easy is to be lazy and to do what is right is to become a legend.

Our story begins witha lawyer traveling first class in a train in south africa, This was along time ago in the age of the old british empire and south africa was still in the deep throws of the British rule.
This lawyer like many of his people from his homeland was considered a child of the empire and so was alowed to live and study as a lawyer in the Inner Temple and he studied at the presigious University College London.
This man was bright, smart and very determined and there was only one problem...well not a problem for the man but for the white skinned train captain who noticed the man was an indian and an indian was not allowed in first class in south africa.
The indian man calmly stated that he allways traveled first class and he was an equil member of the British Empire and as such he had the right to be in a first class train.
The train staff told him clearly, eigther go to 3rd class or he would be thrown out of the train.
The man refused to be removed from first class due to the colour of his skin and so...was thrown out on his derriere and his luggage was thrown out with him.

The People

Upon ariving in his temporery home in South Africa where the man was to take part in a legal case he noticed how indians and the native black people were terribly mistreated. How they were treated as second class and how the white man was to be all other races superior and to have higher rights.
The lawyer stood up against this, for in England when he had trained he had been equal, maybe not treated with the same respect but non the less an equal member of the British Empire and now he saw that the people here were terribly mistreated and so he stood up and was...beaten.
But the man was resilient and his will was strong, even if it took his entire life he would not stand for this and then on that day something grew inside of him. He began to do what was right instead of what was easy.
Where others would shy away from a fight he would stand firm, never once raising a fist in anger and never once retaliating. His words of non violence effected an entire nation and his people would be so moved that they would over throw the British Rule.

He lived on a simple principle of doing what was right and he knew that doing things by force, ie violence and harm would create more and without force of agression he freed his nation and to this day he is known as a legend.

His name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Also known by Mahatma Gandhi, Father India and a legend of humanity.


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author avatar Karim Giblett
Karim Giblett was born in the Hounslow Middlesex. He is a young author who battled Dyslexia for years before overcoming it at the age of twelve and within two years he started writing his first book.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
11th Mar 2012 (#)

This is an over simplified story for this part of his life of course. Thank you.

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4th Dec 2013 (#)

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author avatar Ptrikha
11th Apr 2014 (#)

And this man became one of the greatest person who has ever lived on the earth. Unfortunately, in India, Gandhi's methods of non-violence and satyagraha are used in ways that they were not supposed to be, by political parties, trade and workers' unions and many others. They just block productive work in the names of these tools. Also, many people misunderstand Gandhi, who promoted Non-violence, but also said that violence can also be used instead of mutely witnessing injustice if the need arises.

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