Individualism vs.Ubuntu


Ubuntu- “I am what I am because of who we all are”

Individualism an Anglo-Saxon, American, value, championed by many individuals, is not married to the experiences of actual achievement of goals. Individuals seldom accomplish their hopes, dreams, and goals without the prior sacrifices, efforts, or contributions of someone other than themselves.
For example, America and the world celebrated the historic election of the first black president of the United States of America, Barack Obama. However, the opportunity to celebrate such a momentous occasion would not have been possible without the sacrifices of the men and women of the civil rights movement.
In summary, the African philosophy of Ubuntu rejects individualism and selfishness. Ubuntu embodies the idea that achievement and success are accomplished in the context of a shared community. For example, learning how to build a knowledge base and understanding in CT101 requires the willingness of your peers to think Ubuntu- I am a what I am [successful student] because of who we all are.

Ubuntu- “I am what I am because of who we all are”

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  1. Greg, This is outstanding work! I really love it and am so inspired by it! You worked hard on this in many ways I would like to congratulate you on the hard work and bringing it all together! Excellent!

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