Thursday, November 29, 2007

Discernment, Decision Making and the Gandhi Test

In an Empire Club Foundation speech, Body Shop founder, Anita Roddick, explained an importance principle that applies to decision making.

Roddick said:

“In short ... do just what Mahatma Gandhi said: ‘Whenever you are in doubt apply the following test-Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man you have seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him a control over his own life and destiny?’”

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Mahatma Gandhi