Humans are people but.. are People Humans?

@rjvb26 (2518)
Philippines
November 9, 2009 12:32am CST
According to my professor philosophy in my Masters Degree, A person can only be called Human if he/she already gained enough growth and development. Meaning a person who gains enough knowledge to this world to live on his own. A person who knows what is right and wrong. An individual who already knows what is his true meaning in this world. What about you? What is your opinion about it?
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@debrakcarey (19923)
• United States
10 Nov 09
So, I would ask your professor if the simple minded who needed help living their daily lives were not human? Or a child of tender years who still needs the guidance of parents and teachers, are they not human? What about the elderly who suffer from Alzheimer's disease or stroke, are they not human? I believe that from conception on... each of us are human. And our humanity is seen in how we treat those who have not gained 'knowledge' or cannot live on their own. Thanks for letting me respond.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Wow! I thanked you for that very intelligent and transparent response. Actually i was also thinking about that, how about those people that you've mentioned. You have a point and i like that point. Thank you again for the response, i really like it.
@debrakcarey (19923)
• United States
12 Nov 09
You are very kind to choose me as best response. Thank you.
@urbandekay (18311)
5 Feb 10
Your teacher is wrong. Human is a biological term, we are all humans who have human DNA but not all humans can be said to be a person. A human raised with animals may not a person. To be a person entails being part of a language using community because it is that, which engenders in the individual sufficient conceptual development to have an understanding that they are a being with a future and a past and we might add that their actions may affect that future. Are all people human? Perhaps not, an intelligent alien might be said to be a person but clearly they are not human. Perhaps, it might be argued that animals kept as pets are people? all the best urban
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
16 Apr 10
You have a point ahahaha.. and i think you are the only one who noticed it. XD
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
hello rj, we maybe all people but being human have a lot of meanings and can't be just because they're human physically but also mentally and with purpose in life. some people are just nothing more than a barbaric prck and just enjoys in the benefits of being a human but not humane with other fellow human being..
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
Wow an intelligent point of view from an intelligent person, i agree with you!
@harshadod (858)
• India
9 Nov 09
We are all humans and we are all evolving at our own speed. There is nothing right or wrong in the universe. All elements and all creatures have their own place and have a role to fulfill. Having the advantage of being at a different pedestal gives us some interesting perspectives. We need to enjoy each perspective.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
Wow a very nice and honest response. You are correct with that hahaha, the reason why i put up this topic is to have knowledge on what are the point of views of the people/humans about this topic. We have the same thinking, i just put this up so that my professor will be with us even if he is not doing fine right now. Two thumbs up!