Us Humans

@celticeagle (119881)
Boise, Idaho
October 9, 2017 8:24pm CST
In the news we continually are hearing about the inhumane killings going on all over the world. I have been giving the human thing a lot of thought. First I looked up the true meaning of 'human'. Members of the human race. Anthropoid(resembling a human in form). Mortals(not of the devine or subject to death). Being distinguished from an animal. Civilized? Respectable? Intelligence? Walking on two legs instead of four? Lawfulness? What really separates us from the animals? And is that x factor true in all humans? I believe that we are all individuals. Made up of our blood lines, our intellect, our experiences, our personal view of the world and things around us, and the primitive soup that makes us mortal. What makes a person who they are? Evolution, culture, self awareness, personality, arrogance, and experience. What makes us civilized? What keeps us civilized? If our closest animal relatives, the great apes, are so opposite us in important ways such as culture and civilizational skills, etc. then how far away from the great apes are we? If an orangutan can literally tear a man limb from limb and a human can kill nearly 60 people and injure hundreds how far are these two from one another really? Your thoughts.
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@AmbiePam (50160)
• United States
10 Oct 17
I remember hearing someone the other day talking about how animals only kill for a reason: for food, because they feel threatened. Humans need no reason to kill.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Oct 17
Except something idiotic that they have concocted in their heads.
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@andriaperry (58985)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct 17
Very deep thought! I am more humble but I will defend myself if attacked. So am I civilized?
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Oct 17
For the most part I think so. Hehe
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Oct 17
In some ways I think we resemble the way animals act. We can be vicious uncaring and generally self oriented. However, I've also seen animals act better than humans in how they treat each other.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Oct 17
And some humans are worse than others. Why? That is what I am pondering.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Oct 17
@celticeagle I don't think there are answers for that.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 17
@just4him .....I suppose. Bothers me. Too curious I suppose.
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@jstory07 (70061)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Oct 17
Human can other humans for no reason that makes any sense where animals kill each other for food to survive,
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Oct 17
And to reproduce.
@marguicha (102361)
• Chile
10 Oct 17
I had a dog once. I often said that she was as intellident as any human being, but that she had fur instead of our skin. Yet, I always thought that she was far better than many human beings as she would not harm anyone.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Oct 17
But, what if she was put in a situation where her most basic instincts came into play?
@bunnybon7 (37459)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Oct 17
same thing i have always pondered on . i think what makes a real human in anything is the feelings of the heart. and who knows what makes that? only God i think