What does it mean to be human?
Well there are many definitions of what it means to really be “human”. There’s the scientific definition of being a member of the genus Homo and especially of the species H. sapiens. But there is no succinct definition of being human. Have you ever asked yourself any of these following questions:
Who am I?
What am I all about?
What exactly my place in this world?
What purpose has God put me on this earth?
Well if you have asked yourself any of these questions, you are not alone for most of the people in this world have come to ask themselves these questions. There can be many ways of finding the answers to these questions whether thru science, religion, philosophy, etc. etc.
But in my opinion, to be human is to have faith, to face the bestial nature in each of us, to fear, to love, and to seek knowledge (even if it is forbidden). Many literary works have shown us a plethora of these characteristics, but not just books, you can find these characteristics of humanity all around us. In today’s various forms of media, humanity is depicted on television, in movies, the lyrics of songs, posters, advertisements, stage, among many others, each depicting views of men and women across generations. Humanity in all its forms is prevalent in the growth of technology and is clearly reflected by all things reached by the Worldwide Web.
To be human is to have faith.
At one point in time we may have questioned ourselves with the great question “Does God exist and is God the creator?” Well from a religious point of view, God exists. The three main religions in the world today-Christianity, Islam, and Judaism-all believe that God exists, and that he is the creator of the world. But science on the other hand believes that the world was created by the “Big Bang Theory”. So how do we know who or what to believe in? Well all we can do as a race is have faith; faith in a higher being, oneself, or even in each.