“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 who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others 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’.”
“How many of you knew this?”

6 thoughts on “Ubuntu

  1. Ryan says:

    I thought you were going to offer some Linux tips and tricks! This was great, too! 🙂

  2. Alex Jones says:

    I have written about this philosophy a few times, a great contribution to global wisdom from animistic cultures.

    • Alex, I have often posted that technology isn’t progress.For real progress we have to look at those without technology; those who live in harmony with nature.


      • Alex Jones says:

        Technology is linear/knowledge based, until it incorporates wisdom it can never match animism.

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