Wednesday, April 25, 2012



we tend to be an individualistic culture (me)

clearly, these african kids live in a collectivistic culture (us)

beauty full

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"

by irlan gampamole


patty said...

you have an amazing way, Cathy. I love your posts, your photos, your stories. I know life is crazy now (same here!) but I truly hope you don't stop-you gift us w each one. been missing u. xo

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow, if we could all live that way....imagine!

noreen said...

that's really beautiful, cathy. we are all in this together. joy to you!

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