homo sapiens

The Mutual Relevance of Indigenous Psychology and Morality

"There is no fixed human nature that remains identical regardless of time, place, and circumstance; human nature is in accordance with self-knowledge and with insight into the essences of things." - Giambattista Vico

Chinese charater for mankind

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"As human beings we live in a tragically ambiguous condition, but
as human beings we must assume responsibility for our actions."
Simone de Beauvoir

"There will come a day very soon when human beings awaken from their long slumber of the false promise of the perfectly rational human.

On that day human beings will awaken to the reality that all unique life deserves respect as it is vibrantly conscious.

When that day comes a paradigm shift in human thinking will take place as humanity strolls along the garden path of evolution and vast numbers of human souls shift into integral consciousness."

Athbhreith Athbheochan

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Latin: homo sapiens - "wise man " or "knowing man "

A member of the genus Homo, family Hominidae, order Primates, class Mammalia, haveing a human form characterized by erect posture and an opposable thumb, especially a member of the only extant species, Homo Sapiens, distinguished by a highly developed brain, the capacity for abstract reasoning, and the ability to communicate by means of organized speech and record information in a variety of symbolic systems.

Note: Exhibits unique characteristics that distinguish it from the rest of the animal kingdom; first and foremost being the use of symbology to convey non-tangible abstract thought patterns and conceptual structures to others of its kind.

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"Man would not appear less subjected to the laws of nature when naked in the forest painfully seeking his sustenance, than when living in civilized society surrounded with ease, or enriched with greater experience, plunged in luxury, where he every day invents a thousand new wants and discovers a thousand new modes of supplying them." - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach

An adult male human who may or may not belong to a specific trade, profession, group, nationality, or other category, as in: herdsman, merchantman, businessman; clergyman; layman; workman; spokesman; congressman …

Adult males, in most existing human social cultures, must bury their emotions. Males are just as sensitive as females but due to social cultural conditions males are typically not allowed to express their emotions. Males that do express their emotions are looked upon as weak - unable to control their emotions. Males that do not express emotions, or only anger, are looked upon as strong in these social cultures.

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An adult female human who may or may not belong to a specific trade, profession, group, nationality, or other category, as in: washerwoman; congresswoman; saleswoman …

In Western social cultures females are allowed to express their emotions.

Females can cry but a male that cries is seen as weak.

Females are easily attracted to ornamentation.

This is understandable in the fact that with animals, especially with birds, the females are attracted to the ornamentation of their more brightly colored male companions.

If human social culture paralleled animal social structures then you would expect the males to be the most highly ornamented. And they were the first to wear high heels - horseback riders.

Looking back in history we see that military men tend to be the most highly ornamented individuals within a social culture, possibly with the exception of royalty or the ruling class. Ornamentation has been used as a social culture status symbol throughout history across the face of the Earth.

Social status of men and women in the global consumer culture is still judged by clothing - cut, material, style and fashion.

It should be noted that in the global consumer culture of today the female is typically the one that is the most highly ornamented which is a reversal of the order seen in the nature


"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived,
reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." - Audrey Hepburn

What On Earth Is A Human Being?


As a human:

You have been given an animal body.

It will be the only one you get this time around.

Many tools and resources are included with your body.

Personal experience is your first and most valuable tool.

Personal experience will teach you Lessons of Life.

Lessons of Life are uniquely your own.

Lessons of Life will be presented in various forms until you have learned.

Lessons of Life piercing the Veil of Cognitive Blindness may be painful.

Trust deep emotion as emotional intelligence wells up from the catalog of your Life contained within the Lessons of Life.

When you have learned a Life Lesson, you can go on to the next Life Lesson.

To avoid obstacles, deadends and The Abyss learn to use the human intellect to decipher the symbols left by the experience of others.

Life Lesson:

Unless there is a direct physical threat 'there' is not better than 'here'.

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Human beings have abilities other mammals do not share.

Perhaps the foremost overriding ability is recognizing our ultimate physical demise.

This takes us out of the moment, out of unity consciousness and into pondering our future.

We remember the Creator kicked us out of the Garden of Eden when we recognized differentiation and entered duality under the spell of magical consciousness.

Human beings have the ability to understand and mimic the emotions of an other human being simply due to the mirror neuron empathy circuits hardwired into our bicameral brains through which we learn socialization skills and basic movement.

Human beings, jointly, have the ability to transform the natural environment for purposes benificial for life or detrimental to life through technology.

Perhaps the most astounding ability that seems to be misundertsood although nearly universal is the the ability to thoroughly convince ourselves of the existence of a false reality other than the physical one that actually exists.

Delusion is necessary at some level in certain ways at different times to emotionally continue to live.

"What gets us through life is just the right amount of delusion - enough to fool us into feeling relatively good about ourselves but not so much as to exceed our own credulity. Healthy people can be deluded into greater happiness when granted the mere illusion of control over their environment. Learning how to delude ourselves may be a key to mental health." - Daniel Gilbert

"The human being who can do without Brahma and makes no effort to realize Brahma is not a human being at all; while if he were able to understand Brahma, then that would not be Brahma. The authentic human being, then, is one who is never free from striving, who turns restlessly and endlessly about the light of the majesty of Brahma." - Rumi


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"A human society would never willingly harm nature. This is away of saying that violence is not a part of human nature. Obviously, human beings are quite capable of violence, but that does not mean that violence is our destiny. The Barbaric Heart is not a reflection of some innate disposition in humans. It is a primitive ethic. The assumption that violence is our nature turns fatalism into an excuse for more violence. Actually, the truth is even more disturbing. The problem is not with our nature; it is with our spirit. As Tolstoy defined it, religious spirit is the "principle by which a people lives." - Curtis White

"Nature in its infinite complexity is ever growing to a new development. Each successive result becomes the parent of an additional influence, destined in some degree to modify all future results. No fresh thread enters into the texture of that endless web, woven in "the roaring loom of time" but what more or less alters the pattern. It has been so from the beginning. As we turn over the leaves of the Earth's primeval history - as we interpret the hieroglyphics in which are recorded the events of the unknown past, we find this same ever beginning, never ceasing change. We see it alike in the organic and the inorganic - in the decompositions and recombinations of matter, and in the constantly varying forms of animal and vegetable life. Old formations are worn down; new ones are deposited. Forests and bogs become coal basins; and the now igneous rock was once sedimentary. With an altering atmosphere, and a decreasing temperature, land and sea perpetually bring forth fresh races of insects, plants, and animals. All things are metamorphosed; infusorial shells into chalk and flint, sand into stone, stone into gravel. Strata get contorted; seas fill up; lands are alternately upheaved and sunk. Where once rolled a fathomless ocean, now tower the snow-covered peaks of a wide-spread, richly-clothed country, teeming with existence; and where a vast continent once stretched, there remain but a few lonely coral islets to mark the graves of its submerged mountains. Thus also is it with systems, as well as with worlds. Orbits vary in their forms, axes in their inclinations, suns in their brightness. Fixed only in name, the stars are incessantly changing their relationships to each other. New ones from time to time suddenly appear, increase and wane; whilst the members of each nebula—suns, planets, and their satellites, sweep for ever onwards into unexplored infinity.

Strange indeed would it be, if, in the midst of this universal mutation, man alone were constant, unchangeable. But it is not so. He also obeys the law of indefinite variation. His circumstances are ever altering; and he is ever adapting himself to them. Between the naked houseless savage, and the Shakspeares and Newtons of a civilized state, lie unnumbered degrees of difference. The contrasts of races in form, colour, and feature, are not greater than the contrasts in their moral and intellectual qualities. That superiority of sight which enables a Bushman to see further with the naked eye than a European with a telescope, is fully paralleled by the European's intellectual vision. Every age, every nation, every climate, exhibits a modified form of humanity; and in all times, and amongst all peoples, a greater or less amount of change is going on.

There cannot indeed be a more astounding instance of the tenacity with which men will cling to an opinion in spite of an overwhelming mass of adverse evidence, than is shown in this prevalent belief that human nature is uniform. One would have thought it impossible to use eyes or ears without learning that mankind vary indefinitely, in instincts, in morals, in opinions, in tastes, in rationality, in everything. Even a stroll through the nearest museum would show that some law of modification was at work. Mark the grotesque frescos of the Egyptians, or the shadowless drawings of the Chinese. Does the contrast between these and the works of European artists indicate no difference in the perceptive powers of the races? Compare the sculptures of Athens with those of Hindostan or Mexico. Is not a greater sense of beauty implied by the one than the others? But, passing to the more significant facts supplied by historians and travellers, what are we to think on reading that the Greeks and Romans had a deity to sanction and patronise every conceivable iniquity? or when we hear of Polynesian tribes who believe that their gods feed upon the souls of the departed?

Surely the characters indicated by such conceptions of Divinity differ somewhat from ours!

In what regard can it be asserted that human nature is always the same? Is it in rationality? Is it in justice? Is it in honesty? Is it in want of mercy? Is it in vindictiveness? Where now is the sameness? It is not in actions as we see. Is it then in manners and opinions? Certainly not.

Whilst all nominally held the creed professed by ourselves, the Borderer was most zealous at his prayers when going on a foray; saints' names were battle cries; bishops led on their retainers to fight; and the highest piety was in the slaying of Saracens. Must not our natures have changed somewhat, when we translate this same religion into peace, into philanthropic effort of all kinds, into missionary enterprise, into advocacy of temperance, into inquiries about "labour and the poor"? Does the agitation for the abolition of death punishment indicate no revolution in men's feelings since the days when Cromwell's body was exhumed, and his head stuck on Temple Bar—the days when criminals were drawn and quartered as well as hung—the days when church-doors were covered with the skins of men who had committed sacrilege? (Good way to reduce critical thinkers!)

But really it is absurd to argue the matter. The very assertors of this fixedness of human nature tacitly disown their belief in it. They constantly stultify themselves by remarks on differences of national character, on peculiarities in their friends' dispositions, and on their own special tastes and feelings. Admissions thus accidentally made quite invalidate their dogma. To the man of any insight, the mere fact that he himself changes with circumstances, from day to day, and from year to year, in sentiments, capacities, and desires, is sufficient to show that humanity is indefinitely variable." - Herbert Spencer

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"Dark human shapes could be made out in the distance, flitting indistinctly against the gloomy border of the forest, and near the river two bronze figures leaning on tall spears stood in the sunlight under fantastic head-dresses of spotted skins, warlike and still in statuesque repose.

And from right to left along the lighted shore moved a wild and gorgeous apparition of a woman.

She walked with measured steps, draped in striped and fringed cloths, treading the earth proudly with a slight jingle and flash of barbarous ornaments.

She carried her head high, her hair was done in the shape of a helmet, she had brass leggings to the knees, brass wire gauntlets to the elbow, a crimson spot on her tawny cheek, innumerable necklaces of glass beads on her neck, bizarre things, charms, gifts of witch-men, that hung about her, glittered and trembled at every step.

She must have had the value of several elephant tusks upon her.

She was savage and superb, wild-eyed and magnificent; there was something ominous and stately in her deliberate progress.

And in the hush that had fallen suddenly upon the whole sorrowful land, the immense wilderness, the colossal body of the fecund and mysterious life seemed to look at her, pensive, as though it had been looking at the image of its own tenebrous and passionate soul. " - Joseph Conrad

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