"Ubuntu in South Africa generally translates, ‘my humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours. We belong in a bundle of life. A person is a person through other persons. I am human because I belong. I participate, I share.’ A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has 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, or treated as if they were less than who they are."
Desmond Tutu from his book "No Future Without Forgiveness."