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What’s your culture?

An anthropologist is visiting the Ubuntu tribe in Africa and suggests a game to the children.

He places a basket of sweets near a tree and makes the children stand some 100 metres away.

He then announces that whoever reaches the tree first would get all the sweets in the basket.

Then he said: “Ready, Steady, Go.”

But the Ubuntu children didn’t race off, they held hands and ran together towards the tree. At the tree they divided the sweets equally and enjoyed them.

When the anthropologist asked them why they did it that way?

The children replied “How can one be happy when the others are sad?”

Ubuntu in their language means “I am because we are”. Now that’s a powerful unifier.

{Thanks to a friend Sorab Mistry in Toronto for sharing this story]


Posted by Barry Graham on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 in FeaturesNews