Lego Ubuntu #AtoZChallenge

“I am because we are”

Dabelle and her kind are not human. Can Ubuntu apply to these Lego folk? This definition sounds like it could work for non-human life forms:

❝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 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.❞

But when Bishop Desmon Tutu explained ubuntu like this:

❝[it is] the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness … We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.❞

Hmmm, the essence of being human… it seems that it might not work for the Lego folk. Although because they are Lego, you could say they can all be interconnected! I am reminded of the song from the Lego Movie “Everything is awesome“:

Everything is awesome, everything is cool when your part of a team
Everything is awesome, when you’re living out a dream
Everything is better when we stick together
Some have said you and I are gonna win forever?
Lets party forever
We’re the same unlike you, you’re like me we’re all working in harmony
The Lego version of Ubuntu perhaps?
Non-connected Lego mini-figures

Semi-connected Lego mini-figures


Letter ‘U’ is the 21st letter of the alphabet. We are now heading into the last leg of the month of the A to Z Blogging Challenge.

The South African word of the day

Ubuntu – [oo-boon-too] compassion, kindness, humanity – An ancient African word used to describe a common philosophical feeling of humanity and family, meaning “I am because we are”.

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