Emotional Intelligence

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One of the most puzzling questions is “what does it mean to be human?” The definition of human is “ A member of the primate genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other apes by a large brain and the capacity for speech”("human"). The definition should also include “thoughts, intelligentes, are self-aware and have emotions”, because humans are complex and unique animals.
All though Humans are very similar to chimps, “sharing 98 percent of our genes and many behaviors”, humans stand out due to their level of complex thoughts (Hsu). Some animals share characteristics with humans, such as social groups and communication, but humans take things to an unmatched level. Members of a social group of humans usually a share common interest such as “nationality, cultural/hobby interests, social media” and political opinions; chimps social groups “are based on survival needs only” (Humans vs. Primates). Humans share complex ideas with each other to help the human race; however, chimps are more so hunters and gatherers with surviving being top priority. Today
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One of the five elements is self-awareness, which mainly sets humans apart from other animals. If intelligent beings know they exist then, they will try to make a meaning for their existence. Humans are also conscious which “is, the ability to think; to be self-aware is to realize that you are a thinking being and to think about your thoughts”(Ferris). Although a human baby lacks self-awareness, they will “develop a sense of self, learning to recognize themselves”, as a male lion cub lacks its mane, it is still a male lion nonetheless (Ferris). Self-awareness is the power that gives humans to further better themselves and the humans race, by trying to make their lives

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