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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sole brothers and sisters

An anthropologist suggested the following game to a group of children in a tribe in Africa: He placed a basket full of fresh fruits under a tree. He then said that whoever reached the basket first in a race would be the winner of all the fruits.
As he gave the signal to begin the race, the whole group held hands, ran bonded together and then sat and enjoyed the prize together.

When he asked why they had done such thing, when he had offered the possibility to one to be the ultimate winner.
They replied: " UBUNTU"-- how could one of us be happy (feel happiness) while the rest are in despair, unhappy?

UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means: "I am, because we are."


Bioneer said...

you didn't post the story

Bioneer said...

You didn't post the story about shared success

robertguyton said...

True, Bio. I'll attend to it when I get home, though I'll have to search it out. If you've got it, post it as a comment and I'll paste it into the post.

Anonymous said...

That collectivism is working out real well for them.