What does it mean to be human

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What does it mean to be human? There is no one idea on what it means. We all have different ideas. To be human is to breathe fresh air and work to feed our families. To be human is to be alive and live the life we were meant to live.

One thing that all connects us, is that we live on this Earth and we all have our breath to guide us. We accept our fate and take our time to go down our paths. To be human is to show vulnerability, to show strength and kindness. To be human is to find the kindness in our hearts to befriend our enemies and suck up our entitlement in order to mend the relationships we’ve broken. We live our lives to be successful, in whatever way that may be.                       

An alternate way to see things is to be human, we need to do whatever it takes to stay alive, even if that means we ruin the relationships around us. Even if it means taking everything from everyone else to aid our own success. To be human means to dehumanize others to make ourselves feel better. To destroy what left we have of our Earth in order to feed our highest desires. To rise to the top even if it means stepping on others to get there. To be the most successful person you can be. To be what your parents want you to be instead of what you want to be. To only help ourselves even when others are suffering. To be human is to be cruel.           

What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to live? We are made from the earth and our mothers, we grow from their womb and become our own. To get into this world, we have to fight our way in, fighting to make the right choices and choosing the right paths to go down. To be human, we make our own food, build our own homes, and find the right paths to go down. Today, these two concepts are intertwining. Yes, to be human, we have to have success and sacrifice, but we also have to have vulnerability, we also have to have love in our hearts and not let our ego take over. We have to find the light at the end of the tunnel and do our one thing. We need to be ourselves and show others what we truly look like.

There is no one way to be human, but many. There are many different scenarios. Many different paths we choose to go down. Which one is right for us? What if we go down the wrong path? What if we get stuck in a bad situation? These are all things we don’t know about until they happen. Finding a way to conquer them and take that leap is what truly shows how we can handle things. To be human is to have the capacity both for kindness and community as well as for greed and murder. To be human at times is to be more powerful than our ego to restrain ourselves. We need our community around us and society to teach us how to restrain ourselves, how to slow down and listen to our own thoughts and feelings, how to support the common good of others. We need our community and society to balance out our ability and desire to conquer. That is the true meaning of being human. It isn’t one thing, it is many.

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