Friday, May 11, 2012

Daily Quote May 11, 2012 - "I am because We Are"

An anthropologist proposed a game to a group of African tribe kids.
 He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he said "go," they all took each others' hands and ran together, then sat and enjoyed the fruits together.
When he asked them why they had run together, as one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said: "Ubuntu.
How can one of us be happy if all the others are sad?"

 UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means:

 "I am because we are"

(from mormons.com)

 

2 comments:

  1. I looked for this on mormons.com which redirected me to www.mormon.org I can't find it there either. How can I find this to share it? Thanks.

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    1. Hi sister, in fact the original story you can find here:
      (http://www.harisingh.com/UbuntuAge.htm) when the philosopher Lia Diskin joined the Festival of Peace in Brazil.
      It is so interesting. Take a look!
      Let me know if is there something else I can do for you. Love, Didi

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