The aphorism attributed to Gandhi that I really connect to is this: Ask yourself if the next step you contemplate is of any use to the poorest person on the planet.** Now that's a pretty good litmus test for any of us, beat or not.
IS THE NEXT STEP YOU CONTEMPLATE OF ANY USE TO THE POOREST PERSON ON THE PLANET?
*I don't like this term!
**Quote and aphorism from Dear, J. (n.d.). Mahatma Gandhi, Apostle of nonviolence: An introduction. Retrieved from http://www.fatherjohndear.org/pdfs/mahatmagandhiapostleofnonviolence.pdf on October 28, 2008.