“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)”
The worst thing you can do in this world is be closed minded; 3 and 6 may equal 9, but so do 4 and 5; 7 and 2, 8 and 1. Somebody’s approach to a situation may be different than yours, but at the end of the day there’s more than one way to live.
RA KeShawn Williams in a conversation in the building about understanding diversity. (via unorthodoxication)
I miss interacting with THAT human being. That perfect being. That excited, lovable, really magnificent spirit. I miss him. I miss my son. Everyday-a little bit more but I thank God every day for every second that he was here. I don’t want to ask for too much, to ask for more than I was supposed to have. I thank God for everyday of those 25 years. -Afeni Shakur
Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971-1996