The Wit of Gandhi

“He who stops to ponder and think will generally come out ahead.”

When Mahatma Gandhi was studying law at University College, London, a Caucasian professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely, displaying prejudice and animosity towards him.  Also, because Gandhi never lowered his head when addressing him, as he expected, there were often arguments and confrontations between them.

One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room of the University, and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. The professor said,  “Mr. Gandhi, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat.”

Gandhi looked at him as a parent would a rude child and calmly replied, “Do not worry, professor. I will fly away,” and he went to sit at another table.  Mr. Peters, reddened with rage and decided to take revenge on his next test paper, but Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions.

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Mr. Peters, unhappy and frustrated, asked him the following question. “Mr. Gandhi, if you were walking down the street and found a package, and within was a bag of wisdom and a bag with a lot of money, which one would you take?”

Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, “The bag with the money, of course.”

Mr. Peters, smiling sarcastically, said, “I sir, in your place, would have taken wisdom, wouldn’t you think?

Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, “Each takes what he doesn’t have.”

Mr. Peters, was beside himself and so great was his anger he wrote on Gandhi’s exam sheet the word “Idiot” and gave it to Gandhi.  Gandhi took the exam sheet and sat down at his desk trying very hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move.

A few minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him in a dignified but sarcastically polite tone, “Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the grade.”

While it is not recorded what Professor Peters said, we know wit always wins over anger.

Contributed by: Bert Smith

This fable or story, and we know not which, as a case in point, has great relevance to today as the Democrats are showing both the mindless manners and actions of Professor Peters and we can fairly well predict the outcome as America is watching as it never has before.

The terrible years of Obama’s arrogant, divisive, witless policies and actions have left the Democratic party leadership nowhere to go but down where they executed his stupidity for eight long years.

When Mr. Obama sat at the head of a table of experts he knew he was the smartest man in the room and told the experts what should be done expecting no argument.

When Mr. Trump sits at the head of a table of experts he had called together he knows he is not the smartest man in the room and he listens to craft the best solution.  That is why we expect to see America great again.

Adrian Vance

Adrian Vance is a writer and producer of educational films, filmstrips and audio programs with over 325 productions from script to screen. See a partial list of my credits at . And, have written for ten national magazines, been on the masthead of two as an Editor, done a dozen books and am an FCC licensed broadcaster with ten years of on-air experience in radio and television. See my blog, "The Two Minute Conservative" at where you will find over 3200 daily pieces, enough material to produce 25 novel length books.

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