Human Being to Being Human

Human being to being human - incredible opinions

No, I am not promoting Salman Khan's clothing brand Being Human. Instead, this post is about the most important essence of human being - being human. It is quite an effortful journey which evolves between a human being to being a human.

We, as humans, tend to think that we are far better species than the other species existing in the world by virtue of our ability to think, reason, to express emotions, and compassion. It is not completely true, though. Having the ability and expressing it are two different things, it is just like having a human body but acting as a brutal animal.

The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane. Mahatma Gandhi

Nobody is perfect but the continuous effort to strive perfection is what makes a human perfect. No fraudulent ways to succeed, no manipulation of principles, and no neglection of morality and fairness are the humane ways to achieve goals of life.

Climb the technological ladder but let's not forget the humanity. It is somehow true that technology and science have played a major role in human evolution but without humanity, we would not be able to embrace the technical changes in our lives. In the rat race of becoming victims of technology, let's not forget the main reason of introducing technology to humanity. It was never introduced to suppress the humanity in human beings.

Love and compassion are the ultimate source of human happiness, and the need for them lies at the very core of our being. - Dalai Lama

A human being can be termed as 'an evolved human being' only when he/she expresses compassion, kindness, tenderness and consideration to fellow human beings and other species. The killings of pigs, cows, chicken, goats, and lambs are never more justified than killing dogs and cats. Once we develop a genuine sympathy towards others and make efforts to remove their sufferings, we tend to gain inner strength (His Holiness, Dalai Lama). We, as human beings, are blessed with the power and resources to help others and we should use them to the maximum for the growth of humanity.

There is no measurement of how much evolved a human being is. You can count the level of your humanity simply by counting the number of people and animals you ever helped.

4 comments:

  1. As you have rightly said compassion is the key

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    1. Compassion is what makes us human being!

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  2. Very good, Vishakha. What matters really is how human we are. And we aren't much really.

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