An African Ancient Word, Ubuntu

ashart By ashart, 10th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A short description on the word, "Ubuntu", explaining the meaning of it.

An African Ancient Word, Ubuntu

Have you ever heard of the word, Ubuntu? It is a philosophy of African tribes that can be summed up in a sentence, “I am what I am because of who we all are.” This philosophy speaks about the fact that nobody in the world can live a life of isolation. It speaks about the connection about human. You cannot be a human all by yourself and when you have this philosophy, you are known for your generosity.

Most people in the world today thinks for themselves only, or they want to claim credits for themselves in achievements that is done as a group. Humans are a group and we are all connected in some ways or another. Whatever we do as an individual, it affects the whole humanity which in turn affects the whole world. Just like saving the environment. If one person thinks that it is not important and does not help to save the environment, it MAY seems like nothing. But try thinking, if ten people are thinking the same way, then there is a difference. Therefore, each individual thinking and actions affects the whole humanity and world.

Maybe next time before we do anything, try to think of this sentence, “I am what I am because of who we all are.”


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author avatar Shaunak
10th Jun 2012 (#)

i use Ubuntu as my Operating System but i never new the meaning. Thanks for sharing

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