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Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are

Sunil Sawhney

I read a very nice story about the Ubuntu Culture in Africa and the motivation behind it. Found it too good not to share.
An anthropologist proposed a game to the African tribal children.
He placed a basket of sweets near a tree and made the children stand 100 metres away.
He then announced that whoever reaches first would get all the sweets in the basket and said ‘ready steady go!’
Do you know what these children did?
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They all held each other’s hands,ran together towards the tree,divided the sweets equally among themselves and enjoyed the sweets.
When the anthropologist asked them why they did so,
They answered: Ubuntu!
Which meant – How can one be happy when the others are sad?
Ubuntu in their language means ‘I am because we are’.
Now this is a wonderfully strong message for all generations.
Let all of us always have this attitude and spread happiness wherever we go.
Let’s have an ubuntu life..
What a great message on coexistence..I AM BECAUSE WE ARE
Please help me spread it..

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