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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Coping With What We Have Vs Birthing A World That Equally Benefits All

I saw this posted by one of my friends in Facebook:
An anthropologist thought he would test these African children. He placed a bowl of fruit underneath a tree and told them that the first one to reach the tree could have the fruit. When he told the children to run, they all took each others' hands and ran together. They all enjoyed the fruit together. This is the African concept of Ubuntu...

When asked why they didn't run the course alone, they answered, UBUNTU! How can we be happy when others are sad?


I will share with you my mind pattern that is parallel to this:

Mind Pattern:
>I am one of the underprivileged
>we come from a third world country 
>we have to share whatever we have to the underprivileged like us 
>we have to sympathize with each other 
>we cannot be happy when others are sad? 

Here, there is self-judgment and a projection of ones judgments, beliefs and ideas unto others to give pity and help a little bit as a way of coping, hoping that this will change the situation or solve the problem. This justifies the value judgments we pass onto each other and the pity and help that is done from a starting point of coping instead of realizing that we have done this before many times and that this is not changing our world.

We have charity organizations that is always helping others by giving them a little bit of help but this is not done long term and not done from a starting point of one walking with another as an equal where we give all the basic necessities to survive.

In a world set up this way, the kids will be expressing themselves in ways we have never imagined. Equality will be expressed through individual self-expression that outflows to the community.

So, instead of coping in this present system, I would help make a world instead who gives everyone equal share from the produce of the earth where corporations are given the privilege of giving part of its earnings from raw materials like water, electricity etc.as a guaranteed living income for other 'under- privileged' so that this way, we can redefine the word privilege in terms of benefits enjoyed by all and NOT benefits enjoyed by only a few.

Word Web
The Word 'Privilege' means:
A special advantage, immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all

Expanding The Word 'Privilege'
advantage or benefit enjoyed by all 

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