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Oh Sugar-Sugar

I read a quote somewhere the other day and it reminded me of a story from one of my favorite books.  The book:

“Way of the Peaceful Warrior”

by Dan Millman

The story:


A mother brought her young son to Mahatma Gandhi. She begged, “Please, Mahatma. Tell my son to stop eating sugar.”

Gandhi paused, then said, “Bring your son back in two weeks,.” Puzzled, the woman thanked him and said that she would do as he had asked.

Two weeks later, she returned with her son. Gandhi looked the youngster in the eye and said, “Stop eating sugar.”

Grateful but bewildered, the woman asked, “Why did you tell me to bring him back in two weeks? You could have told him the same thing then.”

Gandhi replied, “Two weeks ago, I was eating sugar.”


The quote:

Be the change you want to see in the world.

-Mahatma Gandhi

3 responses to “Oh Sugar-Sugar

  1. thebeadden June 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I read that book too! Great book. It was so long ago, I should pick it up again.
    Love the sugar quote.
    Lovin’ this blog Pete!

  2. David June 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Great Ghandi story. Thanks for posting it.

  3. Peter Parkour June 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    @ BD: So glad to hear you’re liking the new style here, and the book is always a quick, fun read. I always have a copy laying around the house, and I’ll pick up from time to time, crack it open and read a page or two. 🙂

    @ David: I thought so too, and you are very welcome. 😀

    PS @ BD: Spread the word. Let others know about this blog you are lovin’. :mrgreen:

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