“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.” ― Mahatma Gandhi?

what is the meaning of this quote

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  • 2 weeks ago

    The only thing possibly wrong with the quote is the Mahatma's belief that people are essentially good. Unfortunately, this could also imply that the evil should also strive to do their utmost to destroy the world. It's been said the civilization is a race between those who build and those who destroy. I know I'm a pessimist, but it looks to me like those who destroy are winning.

    • Ludwig
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      2 weeks agoReport

      He was a sexual pervert and a racist.  He was also as thick as two short planks, and knew nothing of Hindoo religious mythology until he was give copies of the

      Bhagavad Gita and other books by Theosophists who picked him up in a London vegetarian cafe.

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  • Ludwig
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    3 weeks ago

    Nothing that pontificating fraud and con-man said was of depth or meaning.

    • Larry K.
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      2 weeks agoReport

      Wow! I sure hope you never hold public office. You should ask Putin for a job.

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  • 1 month ago

    What we "do" is nothing compared to the capacity we have for doing more.  We would solve much of what is wrong with the world if we would use the capabilities we have; our potential is wasted.

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  • 1 month ago

    I think it means if realize our true potential - we will be able to end crime and violence since our true potential is always altruistic and good 

    • Larry K.
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Wow!  It's too bad we will never meet. If what you've written is sincere you must be an incredible person.

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  • 1 month ago

    Be curious and ask questions, the status quo brings no change. Without change there is no life.

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  • 1 month ago

    We are all lazy slackers.

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  • We are not using our full capabilities

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