This blew me away

This post on Facebook brought tears to my eyes..we could use a little bit more of this kind of cooperation in our school and in our world!


An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”
‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are”



47 responses to “This blew me away

  1. This is very inspirational because they work together to and want to make each other feel happy. This is like caring for each other and making sure everyone feels the same.

  2. This is very inspirational because working together, they ran as one to the basket of fruit, and they all got the sweet treats. This proves that working together can have a positive impact and and result in a positive out come for everyone in the end.

  3. This was very inspiring and touching. I wish that everyone could be as inspirational and cooperative and kind as these kids. The cooroperation and cares for another to get the fruit and think of each other is touching. I hope maybe we can try to be a little more like them.

  4. This was very inspirational and very different from how we treat each other. We should try to be this nice and kind to each other as well. It is awesome how they feel that they are happy because all of them are happy! πŸ‘

  5. I thought this was really inspirational and touching. They all ran together to get the basket of fruits so no one would be sad. They cared for each other and want to make each other happy πŸ™‚

  6. It is almost totally different from how we treat each other I just wonder what is the difference between us and them WE ARE THE WORLD and WE ARE THE CHILDREN πŸ™‚

  7. Wow, im amazed πŸ™‚ If we were in their spots, we would have been greedy and raced to get the basket. I hope our world can learn to be more generous, loving, and considerate of others. it makes me happy to know that some kids in the world have a big heart and would do that πŸ™‚ this is inspirational.

  8. this is really sweet and thoughtful, especially if you think about what WE would do in that situation. we would basically go every boy and girl for themselves. they have it tough and they now the others are going through the same thing. we could learn from them πŸ™‚

  9. i think this is a life lesson for all of us. It states that if we work together than we wouldn’t have to suffer because we are all one family.just like they shared those fruits with each other.

  10. This was really inspiring and thoughtful. It shows how the kids cooperate in order to make no one feel sad or left out.

  11. What an inspirational game. This is the first of I heard about teamwork I barely see teamwork here in my class but we can do it and we can do what we can to help others. It was really generous for the anthropologist to make a game that was fun for the African tribe and eat. We are very lucky for what we have now and they should too. We can be a team and help them as for them for helping us to see an opportunity of teamwork which we can do now and forever :3 <333

  12. This is really good teamwork because it’s like winning a million dollars but instead you split the cash so it makes everyone feel better.

  13. well it was toughfull of them because there were all sharing like people say sharing is caring for each other.

  14. I know I commented on it already but I just can’t believe the level of niceness that I think the world should be more like that helping the poor and being nice to one other people that is what this story gave to me respect and to not only to think of yourself and be spoiled Becuase a lot people are homeless

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