Yvette van Kempen

Connectedness through UBUNTU

I struggle with the question 'What do you do?', at business meetings or when meeting someone new. To really connect, I would like to get to know YOU, not what you do, I want to really meet YOU. We are all unique, in a post-Industrial Age era we were all taught to be the same, we follow the same curriculum, get the same diplomas and during all the years we attend school, rarely if at all asked who you are, who I am. We learn to debate, had a discussion, but not a dialogue. There is more loneliness amongst young and old now than before, due to our individualistic way of life. In truth we all are in search of where we really belong, our tribe our community. UBUNTU is a way of life, a philosophy from Africa