Sunday, 25 September 2011

Being Human

I am human, I have a brain and a body, I can think and I am self aware. I am able to acknowledge the world around me as presented by my senses. They create my own special world, this world is unique and only I have access to this world. In perceiving my world, I realise that there are other humans made up of similar ingredients, they have roughly the same physical, chemical and biological make up as myself, yet they are different. They have their own brain and body and perspective, they have their own electrical impulses surging through said brain, firing synaptic nerves. They have their own senses and their own unique way of interpreting senses.

Even though we all have different perceived perspectives on the created reality, some parts of the sensed reality are classified as laws, and because the majority believe in said laws, it is given that they must be true, inside of the group Universal perceived reality. If you find that your unique way of perceiving said reality is different from the majority consensus, you can be perceived in different ways. Sometimes you are classified as insane or crazy, you may be classed as a visionary ahead of your time, or a fool, you can be deluded or just trying to be difficult, you may even be extinguished for believing differently. Being different from the norm, is not a good situation for most humans to find themselves in. If most humans find that they are leaning towards a different perception to everyone one else, especially if they love, trust or feel the majority group must be right, then their own perceived thoughts are can be overridden, and even though it feels terribly wrong and contradictory to follow the majority, they will still follow the common position.

Humans like to feel part of a group, to fit in, and to be able to gain self importance by how the group feels about them, so trying desperately to be popular or even unpopular, depending on the human mind in question is very important to nearly all humans.

Every human deep down believes they are right, and that their own perceived reality has to be the correct one; they want to enforce this, predominantly on younger humans, mainly offspring or relatives, into believing the same things they believe. They do this because they themselves were moulded in this way. Humans desperately want to be happy and content, and be able to enjoy the life they are given, but many humans do not know how to do this, and so try many different ways to find this stimulus. Sometimes this leads to greatness; sometimes it leads to devastatingly tragic events.

Humans like to escape into a world where they are not in control, and can then blame said situation or circumstance for their behaviour on something else. Humans subconsciously feel they have too much responsibility, and so go out of their way to find ways to remove that responsibility even if it is only for a short while.

Humans will never rationalise, and override obvious falsehoods if it does not directly affect them or their group, in case it in some way upsets the groups who believe in such falsehoods. This being said if the falsehoods interfere and disrupt their own group, they will try to avoid or fight back to remove the threat. Over time, because of the points raised above some people start to enjoy deliberately disrupting other groups, and become so obsessed with their own personal ideology that all others must be bad and must be extinguished. These types of humans scare most other humans, and can sometimes make them subservient to their power, until the behaviour or ideology become intolerable. They do not raise resistance and so sometimes illogical and incorrect ideologies flourish.

Humans are incapable of being satisfied with what they have, they always want more no matter what that more may be, even if it is to the expense of another human. They will without a thought use up a resource without thought of its consequences.

Humans will allow other humans and other living entities that exist in their perceived reality, to have less than them and not enjoy the same standards of existence in the perceived reality, as long as it does not affect their lives. Most humans do not care what happens to others outside their main group, they may feel guilty for thinking like this and try in some vain way to appease their own thoughts by giving the illusion of caring.

Humans are a group of self aware entities that have individual thoughts, and ideas, yet will deliberately keep them hidden for fear of being different. Humans are constantly guessing what other humans might be thinking and what a human thinks is not necessarily what they will say.

Humans try to interpret the unique existence they find themselves in, and most try desperately to forget the fact they are unique, surrounded by many other humans who are also essentially alone in their own thoughts and perceptions. Some humans compensate for this fact by believing there is a greater entity that had some involvement in their lives, and they can use their entity to justify their existence and explain the why and wherefores of their perceived reality.

Other humans use the reality itself to justify their existence, and try to explain their existence by showing examples of how their perceived reality must work.

Humans find it difficult to understand why they exist in the first place, and what is the reason for their existence, is it by accident or is it because it is meant to be? Is there a purpose in our existence or is it just pure chance?

Humans wonder why it is that we are self aware and at least from our perspective others entities are not self aware.

Humans want to know what will happen when the perceived reality they exist in ends, or at least the end of the physical part of their existence. Does this mean the end of your self-aware side, does it just disappear? Why did it appear in the first place? Why have we not found any other entity with similar properties?

Some humans wonder if everything we sense, our perceived reality, if it is just a creation of the brain; what is actually out there behind our perception. Are their other perceptions different to human ones, and can a human ever observe or understand them? Will we ever be able to break through our barriers and see whats on the other side whilst still alive in this reality?

And finally humans wonder if existence will carry on after death, or are we as Carl Sagan once said just a candle in the dark, and when we go out, we are gone forever.

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