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  • Dario Paini

    Ubuntu Philosophy An anthropologist suggested the following game to a group of children in a tribe in Africa: He placed a basket full of fresh fruits under a tree. He then said that whoever reached the basket first in a race would be the winner of all the fruits. As he gave the signal to begin the race, the whole group held hands, ran bonded together and then sat and enjoyed the prize together. When he asked why they had done such thing, when he had offered the possibility to one to be the ultim

  • Cooper Gooden

    THIS IS WHY I LOVE AFRICAN CHILDREN SO MUCH!!!! - An anthropologist proposed a game to the children of an African tribe. He put a basket of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever came first would win all the fruit. When given the signal to run, the children held hands and ran, sitting down together to enjoy the prize. When asked why they had run together, if only one could get all the fruit, they said, UBUNTU, how could one of us be happy if everyone else is sad? UBUNTU in Xhosa cultu...

  • Athena

    circle time: looks like a flower

  • Jim O'Brian

    Circle of Friends ...

  • Amanda Decker

    Circle of life.

  • DeAnna Rivers

    An anthropologist proposed a game to the children of an African tribe. He put a basket of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever came first would win all the fruit. When given the signal to run, the children held hands and ran, sitting down together to enjoy the prize. When asked why they did that if only one could get all the fruit, they said, UBUNTU, how could one of us be happy if everyone else is sad? UBUNTU in Xhosa culture means: I am because we are such beautiful, loving people!

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Ghana, West Africa [photo by Steven Adusei, Accra, Ghana]

How about another option of ‘training up’. Instead of setting a direction for them and looking at performance, focus on virtues. Reward them for speaking from their heart, keeping their word, practicing kindness, listening to their inner knowing of right and wrong, being charitable, having the courage to face new things… and being able to withstand a change of circumstances. --Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times

Old Chinese Man. I saw a man who looked just like this, but wearing a suit, sitting in Doncaster this week. It was an amazing moment.

May the loving kindness engendered by the cultivation of generosity in your life, be returned to you a thousand fold.