"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
Mahatma Gandhi once quoted this line. And, it rightfully depicts how he was a man of his words. Everyone in India knows him as the Father of the Nation. But, why? Was it because he fought for the freedom of the nation or was it because he was ahead of his time? I am not so sure about any of these reasons but as I watched his first ever video interview, I was sure about one thing, this man had a way with words, and he chose them really wisely.
Most people do not understand what to say and when to say, but Gandhi was always confident about his decisions.
When Gandhi Ji was busy with his Satyagraha campaigns of Independence Movement, he was asked to give an interview to a reporter from Fox Movietone News on 30 April 1931, in Borsad, Gujarat.
As a public figure and a representative of his nation, Mahatma Gandhi chose to speak less and show more. He was secretive, sarcastic and he gave satisfactory answers at the same time.
He was ready to fight for a nation that might give him complete prohibition after getting the freedom. He surely knew the consequences and repercussions of the fire that was ignited but he was firm with his decisions.
If you were to discuss the strategic plannings for freedom of your nation, would you answer a question like that? I might get sceptic or even get offended, but this man was unbeatable.
He was asked a question that made him choose his side between patriotism and social status that too on a global platform. Guess what Gandhi did?
Mahatma Gandhi knew how to play with words, and he showed his true patriotism to an English man without even offending him. Is that not a great quality that most people must possess? Especially when the world is keeping an eye on every move that they make.
He was someone who made it all straight from zero and hence this made him more confident about taking risks because he knew the worse and was always prepared for it.
He loved everyone, even his enemies. Most people face difficulty in adopting this quality. But, we are obviously not talking about a normal man.
Watch the video and you will sense everything that we as millennials have been looking for in the leaders and nation's most prominent figures.
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