The Essence of a Human Being Essay

1828 Words Mar 31st, 2006 8 Pages
I have never pondered on such a question that reflects the whole human race and what it means to be a human being. What it means to be a human being is not just having a face, eyes, heart, or being able to drive a car, or to own a house. Being a human being is much more than that, deeper and more passionate. Being a human being is to have the ability to know what is right and wrong, having rational thought and to think deeply beyond the tangible things in the world, and being a human being is to find love. Yet as I think deeply into this more and more, I see that those things are not as important to be a human being, simply because you can live without those things; but to really live and thrive and build a race and society, being a human …show more content…
Then, when they are growing up and building their life, they meet new people, learn new ideas and have their own morals, all from learning from each other and their parents and family. Without relationships, we cannot differentiate if something is wrong or good, and have a sense of conscience. People influence other people, and so on and so on. No one is themselves because of themselves; we are all shaped by other people and what happens around us. For example, if everyone around us that we relate to say that killing a certain individual is a good thing to society, (this is before we learn that killing is bad) then we would think that it is a good thing. People shape our behaviors and attitudes. Another example is how teens share relationships with other teens. They know each others' pains and troubles, and that is why most teens rebel and do things adults would not even think twice about. They do this even if they do not interact with each other. A relationship that almost everyone shares is the one between close friends and relative, love ones, neighbors and nuclear families. Every human has this in common; they have family, friends and relatives. Each person knows their role in the family and the order of rank or position they are in, for example: Aunt, cousin, grandpa, or eldest cousin, etc. This is possible through relationships; we know who we are and each person in our life and who they are and

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