Ubuntu – I am because we are!!!

In all my years of sojuirn in South Africa, I have always heard and seen people from all walks of life use the word – Ubuntu; nothing has brought it home so simply like this short analogy which I picked up from a whatsapp group I belong to.

Enjoy it and please take the lesson there in.

The motivation behind the Ubuntu culture in South Africa …

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!’

A strong message for all family members.

Let all of us always have this attitude and spread happiness wherever we go. 

Let’s have an Ubuntu Life …


Thanks Alhaji Kafaru Aminu for sharing this.