It’s the Little Things in Life: Happiness Practices Around the World

It’s the Little Things in Life: Happiness Practices Around the World

Nigeria: ‘ubuntu’

It’s the Little Things in Life: Happiness Practices Around the World

The word ubuntu is taken from the Zulu phrase ‘Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’, which is the idea that a person only exists and thrives through the community. If you are open and affirming to your neighbors, you can acknowledge your part in society and strengthen yourself by strengthening others.

Next time you find yourself in need of something extra to brighten up your day, remember these ten things that make people happy around the world.

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