Monday, 6 June 2011

14)Animal technology..?

X is an ethic or humanist philosophy focussing on people's allegiances and relations with each other.The word has its origin in the Bantu languages of South Africa.X is seen as a classic African concept.X,as defined by Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee,is,"I am what I am because of who we all are".

Archbishop Desmond Tutu offered a definition in a 1999 book:

A person with X 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.

Tutu further explained X in 2008:

One of the sayings in our country is X - the essence of being human. X speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality -X- you are known for your generosity.

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.

Nelson Mandela explained X as follows:

A traveller 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 X, but it will have various aspects.X 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?

Tim Jackson refers to X as a philosophy that supports the changes he says are necessary to create a future that is economically and environmentally sustainable.

Now,for the question......IDENTIFY X,and connect to the pictures given....


  1. Ubuntu...

  2. X is Ubuntu.. and the above animals/birds are names of various ubuntu versions released(Hardy Heron,Maverick Meerkat, Lucid lynx, Karmiic Koala, and so on)

  3. X-ubuntu...and the pictures are all referring to the types of ubuntu...Ayesha gets it partially right..and as usual...full marks for Swetha..


So what is it..?