Gandhi and Che Guevara

Post date: Jan 17, 2011 7:01:53 PM

Somewhat different thought today. These two were two of the most influential personalities of the last century. I can't entirely agree with their views. I simply can't. But at the same time, I can't stop admiring them as well. There was something in these guys that inspires a lot. The kind of courage and influence on the masses they had is unusual. Maybe their views were great for that time, and depended on society and the way they grew up... the things they saw and the books they read. For that matter, none of the philosophies in this world is perfect or long-lasting, and neither it is or can be universal... so is their views. But there are plenty of things to learn from these guys. In the very first place, I am a big supporter of capitalism even then I can't deny Che as a person. I'm not too fond of many of Gandhi's thoughts but again as a person...

I don't know how to put it, but once I wrote... "By trying, everyone can't become Einstein… but can become Gandhi, even Einstein admired him".

They tried to achieve what they believed was right for the masses. Unfortunately, it was not as ideal for their respective societies as they felt.