Wednesday, August 4

UNBUNTU ~ “I am because we are.”


Nadira Cotticollan (Dreaming through Twilight) from Kannur, India shared this with us on Facebook. I'm just in love with the idea of it. Wouldn't it be a joy if people the world over adopted this phrase and philosophy?  How civilized (and more practical) this value is than our Western individuality and winner-takes-all values.

The Xhosa, by the way, are a Bantu people from South Africa.  Their name is pronounced with a clicking sound for the "X" followed by "hosa."

This illustration may be copyrighted. I've been unable to find its origin.

- Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day)

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