Saturday, October 3, 2009

X is an ethic or humanist philosophy focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other. The word has its origin in the Bantu languages of southern Africa. X is seen as a classical African concept.

An attempt at a longer definition has been made by Archbishop Desmond Tutu ...
A person with X is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.

Nelson Mandela explained X as follows;

A traveller through a country would stop at a village and he didn't have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of X but it will have various aspects. X does not mean that people should not address themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?


How do we better know X???


arun laxman said...

hakuna matata?? dunno if I split it correctly

Mohawk said...

Bo,nothakuna matata.....;)

Anonymous said...


Merci' said...

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