“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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  • 1 month ago

    What people do ( to make money), and what many speak about doing the right, would solve the human caused problems. If the gap were closed.

    In other words DO the right thing. As well as TALKING the right thing.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    People never fully employ their abilities in life. If they did so, a lot more of our difficulties would be solved.

    A saying with similar meaning is: "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions".

  • 3 months 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
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

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

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  • 4 months 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.

  • 4 months 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 

  • 4 months ago

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

  • 4 months ago

    We are all lazy slackers.

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