Question of the Day – No. 330 What’s the best thing about being a human? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 65 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 330” Add yours Free will. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Yeah, but so many times we’re driven by instincts… LikeLike Reply Maybe. But that doesn’t mean we can’t fight our instincts. LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, of course! And we should fight our instincts! LikeLike I think it depends on what our instincts tell us, though. Because sometimes instinct can be mistaken for anxiety. That gut feeling? Depending on the situation, sometimes it’s a good idea to listen to your gut. Sometimes it isn’t. Some people will listen, take possible repercussions into account but still go against their instincts. It’s a cycle, but that’s what makes free will so brilliant. Because we can choose what path we wanna take and what we want to believe. LikeLiked by 1 person To be able to laugh and make others laugh too LikeLiked by 4 people Reply That is indeed a gift 🙂 LikeLike Reply Our ability to explore our World and (hopefully) make a positive difference to it. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Awesome! Yes, and we do make a positive difference to it as long as we set our minds for that. LikeLike Reply Though they’re driving me crazy, it’s being a mom LikeLiked by 3 people Reply What does being a mom means to you? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Everything. The opportunity to speak into them and help them become loving people for their own families. LikeLiked by 1 person Romance 🤗 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Romance as feeling or behavior? Or maybe both? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply As a behavior, I had to think about what that meant exactly but yes. Both. I remember catching a glimpse of different videos of animals mating. Like primates of a sort, and the female is in position and the male just comes up and sticks it in and goes to town. Its all very robotic and I feel bad for the female because she got zero affection! LikeLiked by 1 person The possibility of playing music and dancing 😀 LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Oh yes! That’s a very important part! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Experiencing and sharing empathy. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply True, even though there are lots of people that don’t have empathy… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply We’re the only primate to go to the moon (that we know of). Peeing standing up is cool too. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Yep! And joking is also cool 😀 LikeLike Reply I was totally serious. Seriously. LikeLiked by 1 person The power to make a difference in someone’s life. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply True! And we also have the will of doing it in a positive way (or that’s how things should work). LikeLiked by 1 person Reply different from the gods, Greek or otherwise. We take higher risks. We as humans will gamble with our life, when the gods can only wager their ego. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What’s your view about this “gambling with our life”? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply In my mind, it speaks of our optimism and deep capacity to love. LikeLiked by 1 person Honestly I have nothing to compare it to, no reference point (I’ve never been anything else) but I would have to say love. I believe dogs, whales, and other mammals display clear signs of love, but the love I’ve experienced in my life is by far the greatest thing I’ve ever experienced at all. If anything is truly “sacred” I would say it’s love. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Why it is different from other mammals? Is it because we feel it more intense? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I don’t think we as a species can simply assume that we feel anything more intensely than other mammals without bordering on arrogance. In fact this very thing, the feelings and intelligence of other species, was one of the main things that drove me away from monotheistic religious beliefs. In those belief systems animals are nothing and have no hope of “heaven” or “paradise” because they do not possess souls. That would mean that all their sufferings are totally and utterly meaningless. I cannot accept that. One objection I read to my line of thinking was written by a man who said, “We humans ARE special. You don’t see chimpanzees building cities and skyscrapers.” My response to that is we don’t see many other human populations building skyscrapers either. They have no need of them so why build them. So I think humans can be rather arrogant in their assumptions that just because others do not behave like us, human or not, they are less intelligent somehow. I hope I made sense. LikeLiked by 1 person Mountain Dew LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Why not Sprite? LikeLike Reply Sprite is ok but nothing special LikeLiked by 1 person We are the one who invaded the nature and responsible for global warming :). LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Aren’t we part of the nature? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply We are the part of nature. We are destroying ourselves. LikeLiked by 1 person Being able to do what I want. With limitations. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Like what? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Do things like skipping class like it’s nothing. LikeLiked by 1 person When they help poor people…🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😁😁😁😁😁😁😃😃😃😃😉😉😃😉😃😉😃😃😉😉😃😃😊😃😊😊😃😊😊😊😊😊😂🙂🙂🙂☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️🙂🙂🙂😀😀😀😀😀😄😀😃😀😃😀😃😃😀 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yes! That’s one of the most human things! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yeah, 😊😊😊😊😊😊🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🙂☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️😋😊😉😉😉😀😀😁😁😄😄😃😄😄😄🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 LikeLiked by 1 person You can imagine.. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Sure, but what’s the best for me might not be the best for you 🙂 I think the best thing about being a human is the ability to control your life and therefore, your future 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 👍 LikeLiked by 1 person Sex LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well, animals do that too 🙂 LikeLike Reply Well the question said what’s best about being a human, but not in comparison to animals I presume.So I stand by my answer :):):) LikeLiked by 2 people Well said! Point taken 🙂 LikeLike 😆😆😆😆😆 LikeLiked by 1 person Suppressed laughter at inappropriate times with friends LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Interesting! What was the most inappropriate time when you experienced that? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well, that is subject to each person’s point of view. But for me, I’d say: Emotion and Freewill, majorly. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Nice! Why majorly? LikeLike Reply I mean there are some other factors, too, but for me, those two are the biggest ones. LikeLiked by 1 person My view of being human is rather pessimistic, you could say. Although humans are part of the animal kingdom, I’m not convinced we are the best part. I’m pretty sure we’re the worst, in fact. Our desire to feel superior, regardless of who or what we hurt, has had, and will continue to have, a lasting effect on this planet, and not a positive one. We have destroyed entire species of animals and entire ecosystems. All in the name of greed and the almighty dollar. I guess you could say the fact that I have the ability to, hopefully, help turn the tide is one good thing about being human. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I believe that we, humans, are the best because we have the ability to change things. The fact that we did it badly, it’s another topic. None of the animals can do what we did or what we can do and makes the big difference. Too bad our selfishness is bigger than our empathy. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Emotional and physical love. Enjoying all the wonderful senses we have. Learning and evolving. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply So being present in the moment to feel all what is it to feel in that moment whilst keeping an eye on the future 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Mortality LikeLiked by 3 people Reply How come? LikeLike Reply So nothing stays the same LikeLiked by 1 person As we are humans we can understand other’s feelings . I think that is the best thing . LikeLiked by 2 people Reply So empathy is the best thing. Too bad so many people show a lack of it… LikeLike Reply May be , they are busy in this busy world , to show it and they forget about that , by living themselves . LikeLiked by 2 people Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. 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