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By sharing stories of courage and strength, we can use the technology at our fingertips to spread encouragement and confidence. Making a difference is not only possible, but something we’re all capable of accomplishing.
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Mahatma Gandhi, revered the world over for his nonviolent philosophy of passive resistance, was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. His words of wisdom, along with practicing what he preached, set him apart.
Take, for instance, the story of a chubby young Indian boy with an insatiable sweet tooth.
Circa 1935: Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The boy's mother trekked cross country with him to seek Gandhi’s wisdom and help. Unable to grant her first request, Gandhi asked the mother and her boy to return in two weeks. Finally, at the second meeting, Gandhi simply asked the boy to resist partaking of sweets.
Following a month of not touching a single sweet, the boy’s mother returned to Gandhi, asking how he was able to reach her son. Mahatma Gandhi led by example.