For some, living a long life but on their knees, is acceptable.
We all die. Quality of life matters TO ME, more than quantity of years.
Generally speaking, and all analogies have their limits, a zebra cannot be tammed or enslaved, will live free or die.
whereas a donkey and a mule will live a long life, as a hard working slave beast of burden.
If the world had more of the zebra's resistance to slavery, then the implementation of slavery, oppression and tyranny would be labor intensive and fruitless.
Like I said, it's an analogy. I'm sure somewhere a zebra has been domesticated partially, but that is rare and uncommon.
My point is that Ghandi was a domesticated mule. That is not the life for me.