UBUNTU: I am because We are
An anthropologist proposed a game to children of South Africa heritage; in this case Xhosa-speaking heritages. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.
When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?” ‘
‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are”.
Where language and egalitarian philosophy meet, the consciousness of society surely shifts for the better. What a way to BE. A ‘living’ embodiment of what community on a micro & macro level should be; exemplified by actions not words. I love this. Head nod to Lateral Love Australia. Ubuntu.