The purpose of this article is to explain how we can be a true human. Is it our cognitive ability, our storytelling, our beliefs, our curiosity, our ability to cook, our culture that makes us human? Are we half ape or half angel? It has been an interesting challenge for me to have had the opportunity to write this article and to try and organize my thoughts on human exclusivity, inspired by the various contributions. There can be no doubt that this article will make us think about the basic question of what makes us human in a new light. We will also, no doubt, make our own choices of what it takes.
What makes us human? What makes a human different from other animals? This question can be read in several ways. We all know how to identify humans: (1) upright primates with (2) lively hands, (3) big brains, (4) short faces, and so on. But do we really feel that these qualities are enough to be a human?
We are the only creatures on earth that possess a brain which is developed to such an extent that we can ask this question to ourselves: Who exactly am I? Someone who's heartless, is unkind and insensitive to other 's feelings. Being an emotionless human we can have a better life than the one we have now. We may impulsively answer ‘no’ to this, but let’s think about it. Think of all the emotions we go through every day, some good and some bad. We would be sacrificing the good but could that outweigh not feeling the bad? All of us at some point will go through heavy emotional blows in our lives and the consequences of these could last years. Many people now going through a particularly tough time would possibly jump at the chance to be emotionless. However, emotions do make us human. Answers will be very subjective, and no doubt some people out there who have been through a crippling life event would be desperate not to feel the pain and willing to sacrifice anything to be free from it.
To become a better human, we need to engage ourselves in a process of continual self-improvement and learning. This is done by creating a system of good habits and simultaneously eliminating “not-good” habits which over time will give us the right mental framework for dealing with people, situations, and unexpected events as they arise.
Tips to be a True Human (TH)
If we want to be a “True Human” or a better person or employee. It could be a simple matter of adopting the right behavior. Here I mentioned some qualities to be a good or True Human.
• Be Emotionally Open
• Be open and honest with those we love. Express our opinions and listen to others without criticizing.
• Be Honest
• Honesty is a way of life. It means we don't steal, we don't cheat and we are faithful enough.
• Be Happy
• It's not about money, looks or status. Being genuinely grateful for what we have.
• Be Confident
• Be confident in what we can--and cannot--do.
• Be Disciplined
• We are strong enough to say no to life's many temptations, from food to drugs.
• Be Respectful of Others
• When we treat others as we would like to be treated, we are showing the ultimate kind of respect.
• Take Pride in Yourself
• A feeling that we respect our self and deserve to be respected by other people, While too much pride can be seen as sinful.
• Be Easygoing and Fun
• As the old saying goes, "Live, laugh, love." fun, is something that is a source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.
• Be Empathetic
• Being empathetic to the needs of others, suffering for the sake of another is the act of kindness and goodness we accomplish as human beings.
• Have a Sense of Humor
• We have to be able to laugh, especially at yourself. And laughing is almost always better than crying.
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