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I am happy, if you are: The concept of Ubuntu

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Big Sur, California 9 July 2020 (photo credit: Janet Barnes) One of my favourite African concepts has always been the concept of UBUNTU since I came across it in the late 90s. I have always tried my best to live by this concept and it is my belief that if everyone lived by it, the world would be a better place. So, today, I came across this post on a friend's Facebook wall and I thought to share again here. A Surprising Lesson on Happiness From an African Tribe:-: Let me tell you a story… There was an anthropologist who had been studying the habits and culture of a remote African tribe. He had been working in the village for quite some time and the day before he was to return home, he put together a gift basket filled with delicious fruits from around the region and wrapped it in a ribbon. He placed the basket under a tree and then he gathered up the children in the village. The man drew a line in the dirt, looked at the children, and said, “When I tell you to start, run