The Importance Of Humanity

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Every day, most of us spend time learning about new things going on in the world. Through the newspaper, television, radio, and internet, we are kept up to date on news and stories which are filled with facts and differing opinions on the world’s happenings. Recently I have read heartwarming stories about people who rescued a dog from a busy highway, and a child who bravely fought cancer and is now raising money for others who are struggling in the same fight. Just after reading these happy stories, I came across saddening ones. Among them were articles about a shooting in Charlotte that injured six people, and others about war in the middle east forcing millions of refugees to flee their homes. People will argue their opposing opinions and …show more content…
Humanity is a virtue meaning kind and compassionate, such as when a person voluntarily helps a stranger in need or saves an injured animal. When people use the term humanity they generally mean something bigger than the biology of the human race. They talk of “restoring your faith in humanity,” “the sake of humanity,” and “the fate of humanity.” It’s more than a single altruistic act, it makes the statement that the act could inspire others to do the right thing and care for the ones who need help, so the whole world will be better off. People seem to stay away from the usage that might mean something …show more content…
In addition to being helpful, kind, and forgiving, human nature allows for jealousy, revenge, and malice. “The dark side of humanity” is the part of human experience that results from acting on those negative feelings all humans have. When airplanes filled with innocent passengers are intentionally turned into war missiles, one’s understanding of humanity is certainly not the same as when he or she is watching a small kitten being rescued from a tree by a firefighter. It is during these acts of disappointing and terrifying human behavior that everyone perceives humanity to be a sickening word, associated with the hatred, pain, and destruction that it has caused itself. When human power and intelligence is used for evil, one can not help but “lose faith in

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