The anthropologist offered some fun to children from one of the tribes in Africa.
He placed the basket full of fruit next to one of the trees and told the children that whoever reached the basket first would be rewarded with all the sweet fruit. When he said they could start running, they held hands and ran together, then sat down and ate the fruit together.
When the anthropologist asked why they ran this way, and not in such a way that one of them got the whole basket, one of the children replied:
- UBUNTU. How can one of us be happy when the others are sad?
UBUNTU in Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are" or "I am who I am because of who we all are".