I Am Because We Are

 

ㄧ位在非洲進行田野調查的人類學家向部落中一群小朋友提議來玩個遊戲。他把一個裝滿鮮美水果的籃子放在不遠處的一棵大樹旁邊,然後跟孩子們說,遊戲的規則就是誰能第一個跑到水果籃那裡,誰就可以獨得整籃的水果作為獎品。

當這位人類學家一聲令下宣佈比賽開始時,他看到的不是爭先恐後的往前衝的畫面,出乎意料的,呈現在眼前的景象卻令他動容,所有的小朋友是手牽手一起向大樹下的水果籃齊步跑過去的,然後大家一起坐下來圍成一圈高高興興的分享那籃鮮美的水果 !!

人類學家問這群小朋友說,當你自己有機

會獨享這整籃水果時,為什麼你們會選擇齊心協力的攜手並進呢?

“UBUNTU,
如果你知道只會有一個人高興而其他的人都會傷心的話,怎麼會有人快樂的起來呢?小朋友們七嘴八舌的回答着。

“UBUNTU"
在 科薩(Xhosa)部落的文化中代表的意義是:我的成就來自於整體的成功 ,沒有群體就沒有我(I Am Because We Are)

祝福大家地球日愉快!!

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這張照片是 Susan Fassberg 的智慧財產。更多有關這張照片背後的故事細節可以在她的個人部落格中找到: www.connectingdotz.com
中文翻譯 by Kevin Chen (陳泰良)

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"

Happy Earth Day!

*This photo is the property of Susan Fassberg. More information behind the original story of this photograph can be found on her blog: www.connectingdotz.com

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