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Slim and Franke

Monday, November 20, 2017

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Question Of The Week 11-20-17

What does it mean to be human?

Having compassion

Being imperfect.


That is a tough one for me. I guess being human is a gift. Makes us have choices. Feelings

A range of things, depending on which human(s) we are talking about.
I do believe that we are nothing like as special as many of us think. And certainly imperfect.
Choice is a part of it. And I hope that compassion and care come into play.

Caring for others outside of our families. Not limiting the reasons for our existence to just food, shelter and procreating as animals do. 

It is a multifaceted term. There is being humane, which is aligned with showing compassion. Then there is only human, which is to be flawed. It is what you make of it when you are living it.

That's something I've never thought about. I'd say being human puts us one step below other animals who aren't greedy about land ownership and don't go around starting wars and killing each other just for the heck of it, or because someone somewhere is making money from that great "war machine"

A man or a woman created in the image of God.

Thoughts to ponder over ! For each to decide his or her own definition of "being human". There are a million zillion ways of displaying humanity !
Being humane is a fast disappearing trait in humans. Sadly so :(
We can learn a lot from the cute canines in your cover.


That's not an easy answer. Hmmm. I'm trying not to read the other answers! I think it's what makes us human beings - compassion, personality, genetic make up. The answer is probably endless

excellent job dear Annie!

I think being human is pride to be an social animal ,who learns fast ,apply those learnings mostly on selfish bases ,less who look at life as panorama and include the whole humanity in the circle of there concern and care ,who do this are "REAL HUMANS"

Flawed. Compassionate. Forgiven


Excellent question.

Because we were born this way, but beyond that I haven't got a clue! Sorry.




14 comments:

  1. Having compassion

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  2. That is a tough one for me. I guess being human is a gift. Makes us have choices. Feelings.

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  3. A range of things, depending on which human(s) we are talking about.
    I do believe that we are nothing like as special as many of us think. And certainly imperfect.
    Choice is a part of it. And I hope that compassion and care come into play.

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  4. Caring for others outside of our families. Not limiting the reasons for our existence to just food, shelter and procreating as animals do.

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  5. It is a multifaceted term. There is being humane, which is aligned with showing compassion. Then there is only human, which is to be flawed. It is what you make of it when you are living it.

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  6. That's something I've never thought about. I'd say being human puts us one step below other animals who aren't greedy about land ownership and don't go around starting wars and killing each other just for the heck of it, or because someone somewhere is making money from that great "war machine"

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  7. A man or a woman created in the image of God.

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  8. Thoughts to ponder over ! For each to decide his or her own definition of "being human". There are a million zillion ways of displaying humanity !
    Being humane is a fast disappearing trait in humans. Sadly so :(
    We can learn a lot from the cute canines in your cover.

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  9. That's not an easy answer. Hmmm. I'm trying not to read the other answers! I think it's what makes us human beings - compassion, personality, genetic make up. The answer is probably endless.

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  10. excellent job dear Annie!

    I think being human is pride to be an social animal ,who learns fast ,apply those learnings mostly on selfish bases ,less who look at life as panorama and include the whole humanity in the circle of there concern and care ,who do this are "REAL HUMANS"

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  11. Flawed. Compassionate. Forgiven.

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  12. Excellent question.

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  13. Because we were born this way, but beyond that I haven't got a clue! Sorry.

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