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Ubuntu: I in You and You in Me

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As defined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Seabury Books
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Michael
I read a book about Buddhism once. The general idea was that, rather than think about the past or the present, one should live in the now, focusing on the present moment in its fullness. I found this concept to be incredibly alien, and while I'm not diminishing this way of thinking (I barely understand it), I admit that it had limited appeal. There are some ways of thinking that are terrifically hard to grasp, and the whole "Just Be" thing is one of them.

The concept of ubuntu is similar. Essent
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Dawn
Disappointed. Too much god. Not enough Ubuntu.
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