African story Ubuntu is pretty significant. The story goes like this:
“An anthropologist studying the habits and customs of an African tribe found himself surrounded by children most days. So he decided to play a little game with them. He managed to get candy from the nearest town and put it all in a decorated basket at the foot of a tree. Then he called the children and suggested they play the game. When the anthropologist said “now”, the children had to run to the tree and the first one to get there could have all the candy to him/herself.
So the children all lined up waiting for the signal. When the anthropologist said “now”, all of the children took each other by the hand ran together towards the tree. They all arrived at the same time divided up the candy, sat down and began to happily munch away. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
The anthropologist went over to them and asked why they had all run together when any one of them could have had the candy all to themselves. The children responded, “Ubuntu” meaning ‘ How could any one of us be happy if all the others were sad?'”
Ubuntu is the philosophy of African tribes that can be summed up, as “I am what I am because of who we all are”.
This is a fact that we live for ourselves. But can we live in solation? Can we live without others? Essentially not.
Life survives and thrives on the five essential elements; earth, water, sky, fire and air. We are living and breathing because of these five elements.
Similarly can we imagine our world without men, women, animals, trees or birds? Obviously we can not. The matter of the fact is while we live for ourselves, we are completely dependent and truly owe our existence to others.
Love is our natural state of being which allows peaceful co-existence with other inhabitants of our beautiful planet. But do we really allow our natural being to assert?
NO. And here lies the problem.
Happiness breeds Love, We lack happiness because we lack the spirit of Ubuntu in us. Happiness grows when you share it. Happiness is contagious. One person can make thousands of people happy. Just the way an Ubuntu says, “I am what I am because of who we all are”.
So please, share your abundance and share your scarcity. Share it all. Share your happiness just as you want to share your unhappiness.
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