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What does it mean to be human?

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    Mammon

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    When you explain your points you make much more sense. I agree completely.
     
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    Easy. Humans are prone to bull shit.

    Badum tss
     
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    More shit than bull, actually.
     
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    First off I think that this is a really good question..

    I asked myself this and I thought about and I have no idea.
    I don't think there is an answer. Its more of an abstract concept.
    You can describe what we know a human is in comparison to what we know about other species but is that what a human is?
    Like how we know a ball is round because a cube is square.

    wtf does it mean to be a human? To be a soul? To be a body to be a mind? we cant even wrap our minds around describing what is going on. How this even works. Our brains and minds literally seem to be designed to not be able to fully understand how we are even able to be as we are.

    The best answer I can come up with is, what it means to be a human is what it means to be a creator.. We create our own experiences in this world whether we take responsibility for it or not. And we're always building. Trying to improve. Something that changes will eventually give birth to something new. To create from nothing or something or to fix and build onto something. In all cases we are creating something and whether it is ugly or negative or beautiful or happiness or love or hate or pain or joy or a sand castle or a career or a house or an experience. It is something and its like art we will all perceive it differently and experience it it differently.

    Then what it means to be human is to create and to experience.
     
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    I agree one-hundred percent.
     
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    Did you even read the thread or just the title?

    Thread never asked peoples opinions it was a provegan loony toon cramming his opinion down others throats...

    Eh whatever. Your response is more appropriate an answer than spirit talks propaganda anyways.

    With the op or with chado?
    Try to remember to use the [Reply] button makes following trains of thought from others easier.
     
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    Apologies, I made a mistake with the reply. I was with Chado.
     
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    You're all good. Just checking to see what ya meant :)
     
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    It was just a question I've asked myself recently. And I thought the owner of the thread was looking for people's opinions on it. Maybe I read it wrong but the OP seemed like it was written by someone giving the best explanation they could think of as well as looking for an opinion on the question itself. Even though he implicitly said he wanted an opinion on his thoughts. My post was a response to his thoughts while giving my opinion more on the question itself than the post :/ My bad..

    My opinion on the post is that its way to focused on life itself and our reality and how we live it more than the actual question "what does it mean to be human". You make some good points at the beginning but then you bounce from idea to annotation to philosophical thought. Each paragraph should focus on one idea and should be followed by a paragraph relating to the previous paragraph or main topic of the chapter. It would make more sense for it to be called an introduction. But still is very vague in what the main message of what the book is about.

    Not bad though very cool thoughts. Just structure it better and really think about what you're trying to say :relaxed:

    And Mr Mammon no offence but you shouldn't be mocking someones form of expression. He's just trying to throw down his thoughts collectively. :)
     
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    Mammon

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    He called the members of our site that eat meat rapists murderers simply for having a different dietaty view. My statement was not mockery. I have nothing against vegans. I take offense to the op as a person.
     
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    Oh I see.. anyway lets move on
     
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    Well I think it's a good finger workout to write a chapter on it. But I think that because Humans are conscious of themselves(maybe more or less than we realise or actually are) the meaning of being a human can be whatver said human wants it to be whether it be "I am a human and I conform to these collective or soliditary ideas and ideals so this is what I think it means to be human" or "I am a human and I exsist so I'm gonna live and stuff but to do this I going to learn how to ,so to be human is to have knowledge" etc. Etc.

    In short: The meaning of being human is to have (a) meaning. (or seek said meaning.)
     
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    Wouldn't it be more appropriate to say that's the meaning of existence.. But yea the meaning of being human is definitely subjective
     
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    Well it feels like or seems as if the meaning of being human would define said humans existence. But basically yea
     

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