“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.” Explain Gandhi's intent in the quote.

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Gandhi's intent in this quote is likely to inspire his followers through an appeal to their potential. While leading the Indian movement for independence from Great Britain, Gandhi was in charge of inspiring people who felt that they had little power or control over their destiny. They were akin to David, a weaker opponent, taking on Goliath, or a mammoth opponent. Gandhi inspired his followers to embrace their potential and their ability to change the world.

In a broader sense, people are capable of more than they think, and it is this belief in themselves that is often the difference between success and failure. The world of political activism is filled with people who formerly thought that they were weak taking...

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