I Am Because We Care

African Children

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 whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each other’s 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”


Wouldn’t it be awesome of we all had the mind thoughts of these precious children? Good food for thought!

Read more: http://www.harisingh.com/UbuntuAge.htm

2 thoughts on “I Am Because We Care

  1. What a great story! It’s amazing how differently “cultured” humanity can be! It reminds me of one of my favorite songs, “Our Lady of the Well” (Jackson Browne) — they are thematically similar.


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