A woman once brought her son to Gandhi and said, “Gandhi, can you please tell my son to stop eating sugar.”
Gandhi said, “Come back in two weeks.”
The woman took her son home, hundreds of miles away. She came back in two weeks.
Gandhi said to her son, “Don’t eat sugar.”
The woman said. “Gandhi, why did you make me go all the way home and then come back two weeks later. Why didn’t you just say that then?”
Gandhi said, “Before I could tell your son to stop eating sugar, I had to stop eating sugar.”