Why didn't the great man Gandhi become a lawyer as he wished at first?In our sylabus this year we are taught each important event about Gandhi's life n we knew that Gandhi wished to work as...

Why didn't the great man Gandhi become a lawyer as he wished at first?

In our sylabus this year we are taught each important event about Gandhi's life n we knew that Gandhi wished to work as a lawyer but he didn't ...so was that bec. he didn't have enough self-confidence @ 1st to talk to a jugde or he found it boring.

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william1941 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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I wouldn't say that Gandhi did not have self-confidence. The non-violent way in which he fought the British clearly displays the immense self-confidence he had in his way of forcing the British to treat people who were not white with respect and ultimately grant independence to their colonies. Gandhi was a shy person, but whenever he encountered a situation where he was treated as an inferior he rose up against those who were not treating him fairly.

His desire to free those who were not white from the role of being treated like slaves or servants of the whites and having to undergo many hardships, would surely have made him feel that pursuing the profession of being a mere lawyer was insignificant.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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I believe, that the great man Gandhi is referring to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known in India as Mahatma Gandhi. If so the assumption implied in the question that Mahatma Gandhi did not become a lawyer is incorrect.

Mahatma Gandhi did become a lawyer.  and had a very successful law practice in South Africa. Of course, Mahatma Gandhi was also interested in many other fields, and was an engaged in things like experimenting with new ways of living. He set up a small establishment called Tolstoy Farm, where he lived following such ways of living, along with some other like minded people.

Mahatma Gandhi had to practically give up his law practice when he returned to India, and became too much involved in his struggle for freedom of India from the British.

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sokamoka | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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i think bec. the judges were English men and they will treat him badly so he dicided to solve the problems between the people outside the court and also as he was ashmed of himself when fainted and couldn't speak in front of the judge and he ran outside so people thaught that he was a failed lawyer . don't forget that although Gandhi failed as a lawyer but he suceeded as a leader.

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