Poverty, according to Gandhi, is one of the deadliest forms of violence.
I'm not sure if he was referring to merely physical poverty.
Ignorance of essential life rules is possibly as harmful as poverty!
The following are basic life principles: honesty brings peace of mind; compassion is the primary recipe for happiness; and success without peace of mind is a failure.
that we have a choice in how we perceive things, and so on
Ignorance of the aforementioned principles will result in a loss of happiness and peace of mind.
I'm afraid I'll be labeled a dreamer, but I'm confident that this state of ignorance will not last much longer.
I'm very convinced there's going to be a huge wisdom revolution coming up soon, in which selfless service to others becomes the most recognized and practiced source of happiness on the planet.
If humanity misses out on this opportunity, they may be doomed to extinction as a species.