An anthropologist studying the habits and customs of an African tribe found himself playing a little game with them.

Ubuntu- “I am what I am because of who we all are”

Ubuntu is a philosophy that values the success of the group over the individual.”

The word B originates from one of the Bantu dialects of Ubuntu, Africa, and is also called Uu-Boon-too. It is a traditional African philosophy that gives us an understanding of ourselves about the world. According to Ubuntu, a common bond exists between all of us, and through this bond, through interactions with our fellow humans, we discover our human qualities.

Or, as Zulus would say, “umatu ngmuntu nagabuntu”, which means that a person is a person through other persons. We affirm our humanity when we accept others. South African Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu describes Ubuntu as:

Essence This is the essence of being human. It talks about the fact that my humanity is caught and bound inextricably in you. I am human because I belong. It speaks about perfection; it speaks about compassion.

A person with Ubuntu is welcome, hospitable, warm and generous, ready to share. Such people are open and available to others, ready to be vulnerable, affirm others, do not feel the danger that others are capable and good because they have a reasonable self-assurance that knowing They are much more significant.

They know that they fall short when others are humiliated, reduce when others are tortured, and diminish when others are treated as if they were less than they were. The quality of Ubuntu gives people the flexibility they need to survive and emerge as human beings despite all efforts to disarm them. “

African children

“Anthropologists studying the habits and customs of an African tribe found themselves surrounded by children most days. So he decided to play a little game with them. He managed to get the candy from the nearest town and put it all in a decorated basket. At the foot of a tree. He then called the children and suggested that they play the game. When the anthropologist said “now”, the children had to run near the tree and the first person to get there could get all the candy for him. All the children stood to wait for the signal.

When the anthropologist said “now”, all the children took each other in hand and ran towards the tree. They all arrived at the same time, splitting the candy, sat down, and began to swing happily. Anthropologists went to him and asked why they all ran together when either of them could keep the candy all to themselves.

The children responded: “Ubuntu. Can any of us be happy if everyone else is unhappy? “Ubuntu is a philosophy of African tribes called” I am who I am because we all are. “

african children

“A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirms others, does not feel the danger that others are capable and good, one is based on proper self-assurance, knowing that he is more and more complete And less when others are humiliated or reduced, when others are tortured or tortured.

“There is a saying in our country – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks specifically about the fact that you cannot exist as a human being in isolation. It talks about our interrelation. You cannot be all human by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity. We often think about ourselves that only people are different from each other, while you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads; It is for the whole of humanity. “- Desmond Tutu

African children

We are the type of company that wants to share this ethos with our customers from start-ups and new beginnings to our blue chips. Our ethos will always be one of gratitude. It was a story that I had been listening to many times when I grew up playing around the makulu’s (elders) and on the kraals (farms) in Africa, a story that have I lived with and shaped my business around. We are what we all are. Thanks come to us all who support not only us but each other. Thanks for taking the time to read.

Blaize Bancroft CEO Gomie Design.

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