I am a huge fan of Gandhi. What he stood for and believed in, the actions that he took, and what he accomplished is incredible. Each individual aspect of his endeavor was awe-inspiring by itself, but together, as a comprehensive whole, they are truly amazing. When thinking of Gandhi, reading about him or watching a movie about him, I am inspired to try to ameliorate myself. Even though I am not going through the struggles that Gandhi and his people experienced, I want to try to make the world a better place. I want to make a change from within, to help influence a better world. Upon emulating Gandhi, my respect for him increases because I realize how hard it is to live like he did (especially in modern times). The composure that he kept, his mannerisms, and his strong character are unparalleled. To me it is truly awesome.
After more thought, I wonder how Gandhi’s influence affects us today. I believe that people like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. followed the example of great leader and based some of his actions off of Gandhi. However, I wonder who else followed his example. Furthermore, I wonder how he affects society. Obviously, there is more equality in the world, but what else? A man that did so much probably still affects the world in more ways that we even know. Does anybody have any ideas or insights to what else he might have inspired?