Gandhi Essay Natalie Vanderpool Is there something about a legends childhood that prepares them for greatness? Gandhi didn’t seem to have an abnormal childhood but he grew up to be a hero. He believed that if he followed God he was on the right path to where he was supposed to go. The youngest of his sibling he indulged in childish pastimes. As a child Gandhi stole change to buy cigarettes and was rewarded when he confessed his wrong doing to his father. Instead of getting punishing Gandhi he embraced him for having the courage to tell the truth. He was inspired at a very young age by his mother’s commitment and devotion to fasting and admired his mother for her saintliness. As a Hindu tradition he got married when he was 13. When he was 16 he left his sick father to be with his wife and while he was gone his father died. He blamed himself for his father’s passing. That incident became his muse for his sense of responsibility and duty. At age 17 Gandhi left his family to go to law school in London because he thought of his life as a search for ultimate truths. He sought different ways of thinking and living. Then he became a lawyer. Despite all his hard work he doubted his ability. Gandhi discovered he was not able to open his mouth before the judge and froze. Humiliated he left for South Africa. As a result of his gained knowledge, Gandhi had very interesting view points on the world’s issues. Gandhi found the bustle of the big city intimidating. He was unaware and unprepared for London’s advances in technology, like elevators. He was unaware of Brtish discrimination of Indians in South Africa, he would not accept discrimination and had an epiphany when he was thrown off a train multiple times for being Indian even though he had... ... middle of paper ... ...r. If a product might possibly be harmful to humans then it should not be manufactured anyway. If animal testing was put to an end it would save animal lives just like Gandhi saved Hindu and Muslim lives by fasting. I could make a difference by planning a boycott of companies that support animal testing on their products. In conclusion, Gandhi was one of the main reasons the British left India. The magnetism of his actions brought freedom to the Indian people. He banded two different religions together to fight for their own freedom. After the British left Gandhi then stopped a civil war by not eating for seven days. He said that he will fight for his beliefs and die in front of an assassin. As a result of his actions Gandhi made a remarkable impact in history. He even inspired future generations like MLK Jr. to stand up for themselves and make a change in the world.