Have you thought about how humans are incredibly simple and yet complicated at the same time? I sometimes think about it. I want to put out some of my thoughts on it here.
Humans are very simple in some senses. We all need the same things. Food, love, money to get by etc. In that sense, if we are fed, have family and friends and minimum amount of money, we should be good to go. Perfect life.
Everyone needs different amounts of food. We have the same body function-wise, but small differences in it leads to different food needs. We might have family and friends and the people in these groups may not satisfy us (maybe they are not giving us love in the way that will satisfy us) or we may need more people. We may have enough money to get by, but how do we define ‘getting by’? Is it the amount of money to have food for the day? Should it also cover one vacation a year? Also, how much we can get by can be different from person to person. Maybe someone lives in a more expensive city than the other. Maybe someone needs to eat more than the other. Plus, some people’s nature is just such that they need more than just get by. They need more luxury than others.
So, yes, we are also different in very nuanced ways. So, I came to believe that we all share a core but the variation on top of that core is wide. What can we do with this understanding? I think we can acknowledge our human needs so this gives us the sense of unity. Humans anywhere need the same things. But we can also acknowledge that everyone is going to be slightly different from us. That helps us appreciate our differences.
We are neither all the same nor too different.
What do you think about all of this? Let’s get the discussion going!