sâmbătă, 7 aprilie 2012

Ubuntu - filozofia tribala a fericirii

Ubuntu este o filozofie a triburilor africane care poate fi sintetizata astfel: "Sunt cine sunt, datorita a ceea ce suntem cu toti".
"Nu poti exista ca fiinta umana in izolare.E vorba de interconectare. Nu poti fi uman doar pentru tine, si cand ai aceasta calitate- Ubuntu-  te afirmi prin generozitate.
Ne referim la noi prea des ca individualitati, separati unul de altul, cand de fapt suntem conectati si ceea ce face fiecare afecteaza intreaga lume. Cand faci ceva bine, un lucru bun, se raspandeste; e facut pentru intreaga umanitate."

Un antropolog, vrand sa studieze obiceiurile triburilor africane, a adus bomboane si a provocat copii din trib la un concurs: care ajunge primul la destinatie va primi premiul. Supriza : la start , copiii au pornit alergand tinandu-se de maini cu toti, si au ajuns evident toti deodata la final, si au impartit bucurosi premiul cu fiecare din grup.
Antropologul , mirat, i-a intrebat de ce au facut asta, cand puteau concura pe cont propriu, si unul din ei ar fi putut lua intregul premiu, de unul singur. Copiii din trib au raspuns:
"Cum putem fi oricare dintre noi fericiti daca ceilalti sunt tristi?"

"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.

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. How could any one of us be happy if all the others were sad?"

Ubuntu is a philosophy of African tribes that can be summed up as "I am what I am because of who we all are."

Bishop Desmond Tutu gave this explanation in 2008 :

"One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity."

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