I just read an 8,265 word essay on civil disobedience...
And damn if it wasn't Thoreau.
Why did 'Civil Disobedience' take so long to write?
The author was being Thoreau
Did you ever hear the tragedy of Mahatma Gandhi The Wise?
I thought not. It's not a story the British would tell you.
It's a Hindi legend. Gandhi was an Indian activist, so powerful and wise he could walk miles and miles without shoes, developing blisters on his feet. He had such a knowledge of resilience, he could even live through hunger strikes w...
As the foreman was inspecting the workmen on site, he was surprised to find one worker hanging from a rope in the middle of the room repeating, "I'm a chandelier, I'm a chandelier."
The foreman gives him a stern talking-to as the other men watch, and then orders him back to work.
During his next inspection of the same room, again the worker is hanging from the rope doing exactly what he was told not to.
Furious at his disobedience the foreman fires him on the spot...
Ghandi is my role model
Everyone knows about Gandhi. Pacifist, role model of MLK, and arguably the most important man in the movement of Indian independence. Of course, aside from his upstanding character, he did have a multitude of physical flaws. As an Indian peasant, he rarely wore shoes because he was too poor to affor...