“Since human beings were necessarily interdependent, every human action was both self- and other-regarding. It affected others and shaped the agent’s own character and way of life, and necessarily influenced his relations with others and with himself. When human beings developed themselves, they awakened others to their potentialities and inspired, encouraged, and raised them as well. And when they fell, others too suffered damage. For Gandhi, human beings could not degrade or brutalize others without degrading or brutalizing themselves, or inflict psychic and moral damage on others without inflicting it on themselves as well.” -Bhikhu Parekh, Gandhi, A Very Short Introduction

Apologies for the shitty format, I’m still learning.

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