What is it to be human?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by TreePhiend, May 9, 2004.

  1. TreePhiend

    TreePhiend Member

    well, what do you think it means exactly to be human? Has this changed since antiquity? Where do you think it is going?
     
  2. i think it can mean anything at all...but to me right now it means that i am linked to all kinds of people and am able to create my own reality and evolve mentally
     
  3. Scholar_Warrior

    Scholar_Warrior Be Love Now

    it means - sleeping with the television on.
     
  4. Indriel

    Indriel Member

    I think it means accepting that the universe doesn't revolve around me, that I am only a part of something much greater. Means participating in the on-going creation of the world, using that which has been gifted me; means reaching out to those around me, experiencing, sharing, learning everything I can. It can mean anything, it means everything. We each define the meaning of our existence.
     
  5. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    being human means:

    Not being a squirl and actually realizing it.
     
  6. TreePhiend

    TreePhiend Member

    I would think that a chimp or any great ape would definately realize that it wasn't a squirl.
     
  7. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    They would realize that they are own animal, but not necessary that they are not a squirl.
     
  8. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    the ability to whine, bitch and complain.
     
  9. kitty fabulous

    kitty fabulous smoked tofu

    read interval_illusion's posts from today. i think they show both sides of what it is to be human, the ugly, and the heroic.
     
  10. Scholar_Warrior

    Scholar_Warrior Be Love Now

    we are entering an accellerated place on the evolutionary curve.

    we are becoming a planetary society gradually. how long until it is homogeonised to the point that we have one common language - one common dictionary?!

    will it happen?

    what is happening, and clearly so, is that people are awakening from the limitations of the five sensory model of awareness imposed upon us by our "education." people are becoming multi-sensory (six, or more, senses active) beings.

    if we become conscious enough as a race we will find a common language, but one without a governmental control.

    Namaste'
     
  11. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    only the desire to express ourselves creatively has led to
    our appearing to distinguish ourselves from the other life
    forms with which we shaire our planet and propelled us up,
    down and sideways the long, twisty and somewhat random road
    from ancestoral cellular and amino acid begginings.
    a road no longer then a handclap in the centuries of the history of other life forms and that no more then a flicker of the rocks and earth of the world itself.

    there is nothing the poets or priests call human that is unique to our species. neither soul nor feeling.

    only our desire to express ourselves.

    give some creature a pencil or a keyboard and the might chew on it
    but they'll certainly look at you funny and wonder what the heck you have in mind

    but any creature more developed then an insect will hear and quite likely understand the feelings expressed in your voice, movements and positions as perfectly well as you or i.

    nor is any creature born into this world knowing how to get by in it but must learn from its parents, elders and peers, what works for them and doesn't. just like you and i.

    it is almost a certain knowledge that we have some sentient intrinsicness byond the artifact of our mental proccessess. but there is no such compelling evidence for any other creature to not possess something of the sort as well.

    only our desire to express ourselves creatively makes us unique.

    and to repress and deny our immaginations is to repress and deny what humanness we have, and make us no different then any other creature.

    =^^=
    .../\...
     
  12. Friend

    Friend Banned

    To be human means to want to grow, to learn, to better ourselves.

    Oh, and if you're a male, to marry the girl with the biggest tits possible.
     

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