By Faith
1 years ago

Ubuntu

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The word ‘Ubuntu‘ originates from one of the Bantu dialects of Africa, and is pronounced as uu-Boon-too. It is a traditional African philosophy that offers us an understanding of ourselves in relation with the world. According to Ubuntu, there exists a common bond between us all and it is through this bond, through our interaction with our fellow human beings, that we discover our own human qualities. It is the essence of being human.

An anthropologist studying the habits and customs of an African tribe found himself surrounded by children most days. So he decided to play a little game with them. He managed to get candy from the nearest town and put it all in a decorated basket at the foot of a tree. Then he called the children and suggested they play the game. When the anthropologist said “now”, the children had to run to the tree and the first one to get there could have all the candy to him/herself. So the children all lined up waiting for the signal. When the anthropologist said “now”, all of the children took each other by the hand ran together towards the tree. They all arrived at the same time divided up the candy, sat down and began to happily munch away. The anthropologist went over to them and asked why they had all run together when any one of them could have had the candy all to themselves. The children responded: “Ubuntu. How could any one of us be happy if all the others were sad?” Ubuntu is a philosophy of African tribes that can be summed up as “I am what I am because of who we all are.”

Let all of us have this attitude and spread the happiness wherever we go.
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Justin Very interesting
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DAIANAGABAR Interesting article
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milenazoran Great story! We could learn from children and their Ubuntu philosophy.
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soncee Very interesting artikle 👍
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indexer I like this. It summarises the fundamental difference between capitalism and socialism - should each person live primarily for their own benefit or for the good of society as a whole? Should the "cake" be shared out for everyone - through various state agencies, or should the welfare of the least well-off depend on the charitable actions of the lucky ones who have managed to acquire the most "cake"?
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RalRey If I had read this narration in the "articles to qualify" section, I would have given it the highest score, because it was so well done. Beautiful message of unity, solidarity, love and harmonious coexistence which contains. In reading it I was led by the spirit to the words spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ recorded in Matthew 11:25 and Luke 10:21: I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and from the experts, and you have revealed them to the children. Congratulations. YHVH God bless your life and work activity 😃
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jessabumagat20 Wow! Amazing picture
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maca1 Wonderful artikle
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Deliana Interesting article!
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marcialivia muito interesante
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fortune Great article, it was interesting to read😉
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carmen3521 Good content!
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RasmaSandra That is a very delightful story and it would be wonderful if all the children in the world would think this way.😃
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OlgaLifeLover They are as a flower
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OlgaLifeLover my compliments to them
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