Ubuntu articulates a basic understanding, caring, respect and compassion for others. Ubuntu is a belief in a universal bond of sharing that unites all of humanity - the conviction that no person can be truly full while his neighbor remains hungry. It represents a world-view that sees humanity as a web of family, rather than a mass of individuals. This philosophy affirms that a person is a person through other people, that we are all related, interdependent and connected to each other. This is similar to what we know as compassion, compassion for ourselves, our families, our community, the global community and the earth.
Tag Archive: apartheid
I recently gave a TEDx talk here in New York, on Breaking the Shackles of Apartheid in Medicine, where I describe my journey as a medical doctor, from the "bush" in South Africa to the streets of New York.