Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, the African Way
Ubuntu is a Xhosa word from South Africa that describes the way in which each person’s humanity is interwoven with the humanity of others. It is a philosophy that expresses belief in a universal bond: I am only here because you are. Ubuntu means that if we can see everyone as connected to us, we will never be able to dehumanize others or treat them as without any worth. By embracing ubuntu, we live in hope of overcoming division and becoming stronger together in a world where the wise build bridges. Exploring ideas of kindness, forgivenesses, tolerance, and the power of listening, the Rainbow nation, a term Archbishop Desmond Tutu uses to describe post-apartheid South Africa, presents fourteen lessons to help us live better, make sense of the world, and understand our place in it. Everyday Ubuntu includes practical applications and mindful exercises, and is an essential guide to a more fulfilling life as part of the large family to which we belong.