"As human beings we live in a tragically
ambiguous condition, but
as human beings we must assume responsibility for
Simone de Beauvoir
form of a human
pertaining to the race of humans
relating to, or characteristic of humans
any living or extinct member of
the family Hominidae
a member of the genus Homo and especially of the
species Homo sapiens
human form or attributes as
opposed to those of animals or divine beings.
a member of
the genus Homo, family Hominidae, order Primates, class Mammalia,
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.
"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
men considered as a group; mankind
a human regardless of
sex or age; an individual
human race; mankind: man's quest for peace
a male human endowed with
qualities, such as strength, considered characteristic of manhood
a human or
an adult male human belonging to a specific trade, profession, group,
nationality, or other category:
Males, in most existing human
social cultures, are taught to
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.
an adult female human
female servant or
feminine quality or aspect; womanliness
considered as a group; womankind
female human belonging to a specific
trade, profession, group, nationality, or other
- In Western
social cultures females are
allowed to express their emotions more than men.
Females can cry but a
male that cries is seen as weak.
Females are easily attracted to
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.
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
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
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.
humanAs a human:
have a material body.
Take care of of your material body as it's yours
Many tools and resources are included with your
One of them is the learning tool of
the human intellect.
human intellect to learn the Lessons of Life.
Lessons of Life tend to be
painful as they pierce the
Lessons of Life are repeated until they are
Lessons of Life will be presented to you in various forms until
you have learned.
When you have learned a Life Lesson, you can go on to the
next Life Lesson.
1) "There" is no better a place than
"here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another
"there" that will again look better than "here."
Make the best of the life you have been given.
Look within for
unanswered questions in
A human being has four abilities that the other
mammals do not share.A human being has the
ability to mimic another human being due to the mirror neuron
empathy circuits hardwired into our
brains. People with
brain damage in a certain
frontal area no longer have empathy.
suppress the compassion they have for others as to
narcissist's compassionate emotions
signal weakness of will.
A human being has the ability to understand
that at some point, possibly and hopefully a distant future, that each of our lives will
physically end and that the lives of all those we compassion will also end.
human being has the ability to transform the natural
environment for good or bad through technology and
have, in domination theology thought, conquered
A human being has the ability to
thoroughly convince ourselves of the
existence of a false reality other than the physical one that actually
Delusion is necessary at
some level in certain ways at different times to emotionally continue to live.
For example, understanding that our's and our loved one's lives will
necessarily end must be put in a
Pandora's Box(pithos), so that we
can continue to enjoy the lives we now have. When death does occur to intimates we must be able to
delude ourselves (afterlife?) in order to emotionally
survive the occurrence - our loved ones have finally found
peace, gone to heaven, etcetera.
"What gets us through life,
evidently, 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." -
biological anthropomorphic gods dressed in human
Humans have such large heads.
Unlike the foal who shortly after birth climbs to her wobbly legs, a human
infant can do nothing for itself. Upon birth each and every human is dependent
on other humans for EVERYTHING.
I remember that time in my childhood
that I looked with marvel and awe at the
abilities of the gods that took care of me. Emblazoned in my soul is also
that belt at the waist of the angry god
which was right at my eye level.
Along with the compassion the gods
showed me they also showed me anger when my behavior was unacceptable to a
strange set of rules. At times these rules were easy to understand - don't hit
your sister, it makes her cry (and upsets the gods). At other times the
unspoken rules were unwittingly broken and the anger of the gods was provoked
unleashing a cascade of pain and sorrow.
The most important thing to each
and every human infant is the feeling of belonging, feeling the embrace of the
protective "god" and soothing the anger of the
angry "god" through compliance. Buried deeply in the subconscious are the
keys which unlock emotional reactions. These emotional "keys" originally turned
in response to the actions of the "gods" remain in place throughout life.
Buried deeply in the subconscious as we grow into adults is the old
memory of the gods who cared for us as infants. When we reach adolescence our
subconscious suggests that we are nearing "godhood". Soon we will be as big, as
smart, as strong and as capable as the "gods". Reality
steps in and slaps us in the face.
Not once, not twice but an uncountable number of times. Soon enough we come to
learn that we will never become "gods", even though our minds ache for the
control and power of godhood. Our parents, who as infants we saw as gods, no
longer measure up to the office
of godhood so we look for other gods.
Gods to fear, gods to protect us,
gods to save us.
Perhaps those gods live high atop the mountain where
they control the thunder and lightning. Perhaps they live inside of the Mosque,
the Temple or the Megachurch. Perhaps those gods live only as ghosts, demons or
apparitions inside the black magic flat screen, untouchable yet so glamorous
living a life of action, adventure and romance. Or perhaps those gods live in a
far distant capital governing our lives from behind the marble columns within
the gilded halls.
Humans need to belong and they look to on high for
guidance - emotional reactions blazoned into their subconscious as infants.
Faith in the gods is lost when those gods fail us. Faith in oneself is lost
when finally we realize deep inside and have to admit to ourselves that we will
never attain the godhood we so desperately seek.
These "gods" - high
atop a mountain; living in the church, temple or mosque; moving as shades with
the black magic flat screen or sitting on their throne behind white marble
columns - lose their glorious status as we come to see that their power is
limited, that they make mistakes and that they bleed just like us.
is the way in which humans perceive greater power. Our gods crushed and dead,
trampled to death by a relentless reality that doggedly marches through time
day after day after day.
Our spirits crushed by the fact that "our gods
are dead" we fail to see that it was us along - our understanding of "the gods"
was a mistaken one.
We have been searching for a protector, a savior, a
god to emulate but now we find that our god was a lie. We fail to recognize
that our god was a lie because our conceptual image of God was
Most humans have some concept of God and most of those
concepts are rather hazy. The main reason these concepts are hazy is due to the
need to make connections with those originally ingrained concepts of god in
light of all the knowledge gained later in life.
GOD IS NOT ANTHROPOMORPHIC !
"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
"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
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 nebulasuns, planets, and their satellites, sweep for
ever onwards into unexplored infinity.
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.
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 Barthe days when criminals were drawn and quartered as
well as hungthe days when church-doors were
covered with the skins of men who had committed
sacrilege? (Good way to reduce
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
"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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