“An anthropologist proposed a game to children in an african tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took eachothers hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.
When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said ‘UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the others are sad?’ (‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: ‘I am because we are)”
you know when you’re reading a book and someone asks you what it’s about, it’s so frustrating trying to even begin to explain what it’s about, like how do you get them to understand an entire world that you’ve submerged yourself in, the feeling it gives you when you read it, or the love you get to feel towards fictional characters???
you just have to answer with like a really lame description that would never do it justice and it sucks