An Anthropologist proposed a game to the African tribal children.He placed a basket of sweets near a tree and made the children stand 100 metres away.Then announced that whoever reaches first would get all the sweets in the basket.
When he said ‘ready steady go!’ …
Do you know what these children did?
They all held each other’s hands, ran together towards the tree, divided the sweets equally among themselves, ate the sweets and enjoyed it.
When the Anthropologist asked them why they did so,They answered ‘Ubuntu’.
Which meant –
_’How can one be happy when the others are sad?’
Ubuntu in their language means –
_’I am because we are!’_
This in a language we all understand is known as HUMANITY. Which if elaborated is ‘I am because we are’.
Ironically we foget the most fundamental realities most comfortably. Human happiness is mutually interdependent on oneanother that it seems like a chicken and egg situation. And the lack of faith to find our own happiness in helping others to find theirs, hinders everyone making a start to break in the cycle of selfishness.
Ubuntu is the foundation stone to the journey of our happiness. We all need to realize and relive the spirit.