The Seven Blunders of the World

I recently came across an interesting list that I’d like to share with you.

The Seven Blunders of the World - Ghandi

Ghandi’s  Seven Blunders of the World

The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson on their final day together, shortly before his assassination. They make interesting reading and set my mind off. The seven blunders are:

  • Wealth without work
  • Pleasure without conscience
  • Knowledge without character
  • Commerce without morality
  • Science without humanity
  • Worship without sacrifice
  • Politics without principle

This list grew from Gandhi’s search for the roots of violence. He felt that seeking to prevent these is the best way to prevent society from reaching a point of violence.

A New Look

I began to wonder what my own Seven Blunders of the World would include. Those seven things that we are collectively getting wrong. Those seven issues that if we only got right, could lead to greater success, happier lives and a fairer world. This is what I came up with:

  • Ambition without compassion
  • Fame without talent
  • Success without struggle
  • Power without responsibility
  • Leadership without direction
  • Inspiration without motivation
  • Action without purpose

The Next Step

What do you think? What would you add or remove from the list? What would your own list of Seven Blunders look like?

Author: Ash Mashhadi

Ash Mashhadi is co-Founder of the Inspiration Zone. He is also co-Founder of the successful website InPlymouth.com and Partner in the highly successful web design and social media consultancy Design Inspiration. Ash is a popular and lively speaker and frequently trains and mentors owners of small and medium-sized businesses. He is often called The Inspiration Guy, and if you want to discover why, just talk to him.

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