Occupy Blogosphere 10 – UBUNTU

Today I’m sharing this simple story:

An anthropologist proposed a game to a group of African tribe children. He put a basket of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever reached it first would win it.

When he told them to run they joined hands and ran together, then sat together, enjoying the treats.

He asked them why they had run like that, when one could have had all the fruit for himself.

They replied, ‘UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy, when all the others are sad.’

In Xhosa culture, ‘UBUNTU’ means ‘I am because we are’.


Source: Brice Royer

Every Thursday we OCCUPY this space, giving this planet a shot of fun, support and positive energy. To learn more about this movement, or to join in, visit Souldipper’s Blog


23 thoughts on “Occupy Blogosphere 10 – UBUNTU

  1. That dipped right into my soul and played a song of delight, Jacqueline! What a great story for the Occupy, but even better – for life. Truly, how can I be happy when my fellows are not? That’s what this living is all about!

    We can do it, too!

    1. Thank you, Amy! As soon as the message of this story hit me, I knew I had to share it as part of ‘Occupy Blogosphere’ – it is just so perfect. We can do it – we ARE doing it, week by week, with love. Bless you for starting it! 🙂

      1. Also, White Eagle, I have often thought that some of the messages you share each day would make great ‘Occupy Blogosphere Thursday’ posts – have you thought of joining in? The link to Souldipper’s blog is at the bottom of this post. 🙂

  2. What a perfect story for a beautiful Sunday…
    A lesson of the very wise…
    Thank you fro sharing..Jacqueline! it is wonderful….
    Take Care…

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