View Full Version : Children of Africa - a lesson

04-06-2012, 03:17 PM
A friend sent me this:

"An anthropologist proposed a game to 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 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".

Ian McColgin
04-06-2012, 03:25 PM
Sweet story. Could even be true. Worth reading Tutu and Mandela to learn more.

Y Bar Ranch
04-06-2012, 03:26 PM
They were definitely from the same tribe