An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe.
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.'
This beautiful photo has been going around the internet, but often without this beautiful story behind it.
~ Tom R.
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Thank you for sharing this inspiring post on this site. A pity that this philosophy of life isn't shared by so many other cultures, especially in our Greed-Obsessed days of the ugly face of capitalism.
The rapes and violence.
I will stop there.
Life is and has been a big battle, the big fish have had their day Annabelle, it is only a matter of time before we see a real change, it will not be too long coming.
Why is it that in times of tragedy that strangers reach out their hands to help one another ?
Compassion as a precursor to the paradigm of Love, Aquarius, Age of Ubuntu !
Sinnead O'Connor - Child Abuse !