Question of the Day – No. 330

What’s the best thing about being a human?

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      1. 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.

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      1. 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!

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  1. 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.

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      1. 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.

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  2. When they help poor people…🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😁😁😁😁😁😁😃😃😃😃😉😉😃😉😃😉😃😃😉😉😃😃😊😃😊😊😃😊😊😊😊😊😂🙂🙂🙂☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️🙂🙂🙂😀😀😀😀😀😄😀😃😀😃😀😃😃😀

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      1. Yeah, 😊😊😊😊😊😊🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🙂☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️😋😊😉😉😉😀😀😁😁😄😄😃😄😄😄🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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.

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