A couple of thoughts to ponder, one from South Africa and originally in the Bantu language and the other from a time not too different from our own.
“Yu, u, nobuntu.”
Translated by Leymah Roberta Gbowee to mean,
“I am what I am because of who we are.”
“It is all-essential to the continuance of our healthy national life that Republicans should recognize this community of interest among our people. The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us….”
Theodore Roosevelt, 1903.