Running the real marathon

In the aftermaths of the Boston marathon bombing, the last thing I want to do is to post a cyber prayer and my heartfelt thoughts. Not when helpers/rescuers are silently yet efficiently assisting the community with actual aid and donations. Although I have to say it is a good thing this incident has helped spur the internet to shed spotlight and create further discussion.

“I don’t know what I can do, still I know I’ve got to try.” – Pocahontas, at the moment of John Smith’s execution, the spark to the outbreak of a war between the Powhatan tribe and settlers of Jamestown.

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Intro to Ubuntu: “I am what I am because of who we all are.”

“A traveler 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 Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?” – Nelson Mandela

I mean, it’s true? Jason Mraz’s “We Dance, we sing, we steal things”, Issac Newton’s standing on shoulders of giants,┬áhumanity, you are who your parents are whom are who your grandparents are, etc – the list goes on. It is possible to be in an optimal state where we acknowledge how we came this far, appreciate the reasons, remove barriers that slows us down from being who we are and inspire the greater good for future generations.

What it is to positively be human. (World Peace yay!)

 

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