The philosophy of Ubuntu was something unknown to me until Sunday's sermon. Our visiting priest brought up this somewhat difficult-to-describe concept in explaining how we should strive to be; the ideal for us as people living together in society. Ubuntu is the idea that we look out for each other, take care of each other. We're happy when others succeed and feel lessened when others are hurt. Nelson Mandela describes this concept as a visitor travelling to a village would be given food and water without asking. Basically, we are our brother's keeper.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave this definition:

"A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed."

Ubuntu is comforting, and we wanted to share this concept with others through StoryRhyme.com, our oasis on the internet. Share the joy! Share Ubuntu!

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