Saturday, June 11, 2011

GRADUATION THOUGHTS FOR EVERY ERA

I attended another graduation ceremony this morning. As I sat listening to the speeches, I thought how most commencement speeches could begin and end with lessons tied to what Mahatma Gandhi called the seven deadly sins.




Wealth without work ...



Pleasure without conscience ...




Knowledge without character ...


Commerce without morality ...




Science without humanity ...



Worship without sacrifice ...



 Politics without principles ...




According to Gandhi most of the destruction and violence in society today are a product of humanity committing these seven deadly sins over and over again.

Kind of hard to disagree.

- Mark

1 comment:

  1. Along with humor and engaging audiences, it's a challenge to offer a diverse audience a message that will resonate and leave them with gifts for their journey ahead.

    Here's an example of a storied approach to this challenge. A collage of stories is used to offer students three gifts for their journey (judgment, compassion, and mercy).

    http://www.vimeo.com/24981140

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