A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of non-violence.
Google defines the term non-violence to be “the use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change.”
Non-violence, in this sense, is pretty self-explanatory in nature. It is an excellent means of resolving conflicts and other means of violent deeds. It avoids mindless wars, battles, and bloodshed.
Mahatma Gandhi is, in fact, an icon of non-violence. His mindset on the same can be summarized with a quote of his: “Non-violence is the greatest and most active force in the world. One cannot be passively non-violent… One person who can express ahimsa in life exercises a force superior to all the forces of brutality.”
Non-violence, or ahimsa, is thus preferred by him because, in his own words, “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”