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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

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