I find him to be a hero for many reasons, including his love for others, his non-violence approach, and his selflessness. He is the definition of humble. He treated everyone as being equal, no matter what. When he looked at someone, he did not see race, gender, religion, or any other factor that makes us unique; he saw an individual. His ways of non-violence were profound. He freed India, and the minds of many people, without shedding a drop of blood. He insisted that you kill with kindness, in the most positive way possible, so that, not only you win, but you and your opponent win. He wanted no losers, because they are unnecessary. With losers you have winners, and winners are arrogant and prideful. Lastly, he was selfless and simple. He taught people that items are not important and that you are not defined by what you have. You need not be rich, successful, or better than anyone else. He lived a simple life, allowing him to understand other people who were less fortunate, and it also allowed him to enjoy the small things in life. While we may say 'small' things, I think that they are the things in life that make us the most happy, which I believe to be an idea shared by Gandhi.
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