A message for 2023!
Recently, I have shared a story with a nice message for this coming year of 2023 with my group on Mayo Clinic Connect. One of our group's members (@jakedduck1) suggested sharing it also with others on Mayo Clinic Connect (Epilepsy & Seizures) so that more people can enjoy this story and reflect on it.
Here it comes:
An anthropologist was studying the habits and customs of an African tribe. At the end of his work, he proposed a game for the children of the region. He placed a basket full of sweets under a tree and proposed a race, telling the children that whoever arrived first, would take the basket. The children lined up ready to run and when they were ready to run, the anthropologist said go. At this time, all the children joined hands and ran together to the tree and took the basket together and celebrated together. The anthropologist looked curiously at that situation and one of the children said UBUNTU. How could one of us be happy if all the others were going to be sad?
UBUNTU is a word that represents an ancient African philosophy that means: I am who I am, because we are all we. A person with UBUNTU is aware that he or she is affected when a similar one is affected. He or she knows the world is not an island and he or she needs others to be himself or herself. UBUNTU talks about basic respect for others, UBUNTU is compassion, sharing, and empathy. In other words, people need people to be people.
Ubuntu to all of us in 2023!