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“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 each others 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 other ones are sad?’ (‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: ‘I am because we are.)”Picture: Osani Circle Game - taken by Jean-Pierre Hallet

“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 each others 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 other ones are sad?’ (‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: ‘I am because we are.)”

Picture: Osani Circle Game - taken by Jean-Pierre Hallet

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deantrippe:

This is the abridged version of Something Terrible, cut for Upworthy last week.

Thanks so much to everyone who has helped share my “secret origin” story. I’m still being flooded with messages from people who have just learned they can put down their invisible guns. By sharing this, you’re helping me shine the signal. Thanks, Commissioners. <3

If you’d like to download the full, DRM-free version of Something Terrible, which is almost twice as long and includes my afterword, you can get it for $0.99, here.

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And feel free to join the discussion about Something Terrible at my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ilikedeantrippe

This is nothing short of amazing.

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9,000 Fallen Soldiers Stenciled into Sand at Normandy Beach

To commemorate “Peace Day”, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, in combination with many volunteers, went to Normandy Beach and stenciled the silhouettes of the 9,000 soldiers who lost their lives on D-Day during World War II. With rakes and stencils pads shaped like bodies in hand, the group completed the temporary art installation titled The Fallen 9000.

The work is meant to serve as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, allied forces and Germans who died during the beach landings at Arromanches on D-Day: June 6th, 1944. The initial team began with 60 volunteers, but as word spread to nearby residents, an additional 500 people came to help with the temporary installation. Although the stenciled body impressions in the sand only lasted a few hours before the tide washed them away, the photographs serve as a reminder of the horrors of war and of the cherished lives lost.

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FUCK

I think this should be done in more places.

WOW.

(Source: odditiesoflife, via dangrus)

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People’s response to a rapist truck driver trying to take a 16 year old runaway girl 

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT YOU GUYS

That woman is my heroine

I want to say thank you all for watching something so important. This can lead to the saving of other boys and girls from being raped and kidnapped. All it takes is one voice to save a life. 

This makes me feel good because I’ve seen a bunch of these things and most of the time only one of the people they show actually speaks up about it (or handles it correctly, I should say). This was only a few scenarios though. How many other times has it happened in reality and no one spoke up? Do you think you would?

The last part has me crying.  Please watch this.  There’s good people in this world.

What would you have done?

(via thehappysorceress)

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harvestmooncottage:


The ashes of Sean Misner, one of the 19 firefighters who died last week in Arizona, were being transported by his wife back to their hometown on Tuesday. She was in his truck and is pregnant with their unborn child. On every overpass for nearly 500 miles there was a tribute similar to this. Pretty damn remarkable and worthy of more media coverage than most of the other stuff that has been on TV lately. Wanted to share because our media has seemed to overlook it.

harvestmooncottage:

The ashes of Sean Misner, one of the 19 firefighters who died last week in Arizona, were being transported by his wife back to their hometown on Tuesday. She was in his truck and is pregnant with their unborn child. On every overpass for nearly 500 miles there was a tribute similar to this. Pretty damn remarkable and worthy of more media coverage than most of the other stuff that has been on TV lately. Wanted to share because our media has seemed to overlook it.

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