On October 22, 1925, Mahatma Gandhi published a list he called the Seven Social Sins in his weekly newspaper Young India.
Politics without principles.
Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
The list sprung from a correspondence that Gandhi had with someone only identified as a “fair friend.” He published the list without commentary save
for the following line: “Naturally, the friend does not want the readers to know these things merely through the intellect but to know them through
the heart so as to avoid them.”