Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Be Human

It’s strange just how many connotations the word “human” has amassed.
Particularly incongruous is the use of “being human” for “being kind.” Just where did that come from?

“Humanity” is not an institution of kindness and warmth but selfishness. How many crimes have been committed simply out of a base human desire, out of a love of self? Pretty much… every crime in human history.

Kindness arises not from adhering to one’s self, but by conscious imitation of a “higher good” or the Perfect Entity.

But then, “human” is used perhaps more often for “flawed.” A much more fitting usage.

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