Friday, March 25, 2005

Ghandi

I heard something interesting about Mahatma Ghandi that I thought I might post here for your reading pleasure:

It is said that due to his beliefs about poverty, he did not own a car and usually walked everywhere he went, making incredibly thick callouses on his feet.

It is said that due to his beliefs about pacifism, he often used hunger strikes as a way of public protest. This had a horrible effect on his health, especially in old age, leaving him incredibly frail in his last days.

It is said that he did not believe in modern medicine, but relied on ancient folk medicine in the form of herbs and roots. Due to an ongoing internal dysfunction/infection, those near to him said that he had chronically bad breath.


All this being said, it can be summed up like this: Ghandi was a
super-calloused fragile mystic vexed by halitosis.

(say it quickly)
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