Ubuntu is a South African word meaning humanity or fellow feeling; kindness.
What are you doing to make your community a better place for all to live in?
We are all interconnected with each other and actions we take affect others indirectly, the world over.
If we all treat one another with kindness, we will create a kinder world. Conversely, if we are all aggressive with one another, we will create a more aggressive world.
By helping the Badger Group, you are also helping to promote Ubuntu. Ubuntu is global, universal. The world is increasingly global and due to the advent of the Information Age, all its populations connect on a level never seen before. For example, an event occurs in China, is disseminated via a user with a mobile phone, which is then followed or seen by millions across the globe.
Business and making money propels the world forward, as business leaders endlessly pursue profits. The problem is, the profit model is endless. It never, ever ends, and is never satisfied as it always wants more. That means we will never be satisfied as long as we buy entirely into this pursuit all the time. We say pursue profits but not relentlessly just for the sake of it, but rather with the purpose of accruing enough combined with achieving the Ubuntu Spirit by only pursuing up to the point of a good return, and yet still promoting values that will make the world a better place not only for us, but for our children and their children. Don’t pursue profit for the sake of endless profit only, but rather for enough profit with a social conscience and a will to positively impact the world around us.
For us, greed is a mental disorder that keeps you in a perpetual state of discontentment and lack of inner peace. We would rather make money and ensure all around is happy with the way in which that money was made. Money without integrity isn’t worth having.
One of our definitions of success is leaving the world a better place than when we found it. Shouldn’t it be one of yours?
Here is a video of a 6 year old girl that has worked out that if we all act like monsters, there will be no “people” left in the world.
There is a story of a young girl that is walking along the beach picking up starfish stranded on the sand and then throwing them back into the sea. An older man walks up to her and says “What are you doing, you can’t possibly save all the starfish stranded on the beach?”
The young girl replies, “You are right, but what I am doing matters to that starfish, and to this starfish, and to the next one I am about to throw into the sea”. The point being that we can’t save everyone or everything that needs help on the planet, but we can all, collectively make a small difference that when our efforts are combined, become a major force that makes a massive difference for the better. We can all do it together, one act at a time, that collectively can change the world.
What’s more, we can collaborate to change the world for the better, one small action at a time. You can start right now. Give it a try! Help make the world a better place.
A Red Indian Apache grandfather told his grandson a story; “Life is a constant struggle between good and evil. Evil is represented by values such as greed, jealousy, envy, spite, laziness, taking what is not yours, nastiness, meanness, aggression and hostility. Good is represented by values such as kindness, caring, generosity, helping others, hard work, earning what you have by not stealing and nonviolence.”
The grandson asked, “Which one wins?”
The grandfather answered “The one you feed”.
Makes you think?
Some Life Philosophies that you may find useful:
Without implementing these philosophies, you cannot help others to make the world a better place, until you have sorted yourself out.
You cannot connect with others until you have learnt to connect with yourself.