Human beings, that’s what we are. We can walk upright, run fast, swim the seas, and even fly a metallic object into the skies. With our intelligence and high reasoning, we dominate the world over other species alive. There is no doubt that you are a human being – a powerful creature who lives on this planet. But the question is… are you living as a real human?
What makes you a human being
Body, soul and spirit: these are the ones that make you a human. You are composed of things which are seen and unseen. You have flesh, thoughts, emotions… and one thing that comes from God – your spirit. You eat naturally, mentally and spiritually. You eat foods, knowledge and virtues.
Human against animals
Now, if you are only focusing on the things that will feed your body and flesh, such as the food you eat, the fluid you drink, and the shelter that protects you from the heat and rain, what differs you from the animals who are only living to do such things? Animals eat, drink, sleep, mate and play. They spend most of their time looking for something to feed their belly. If you spend most of your time and energy to work for money to buy the needs of your body, what makes you more than the animals?
Human versus robots and computers
Then you concentrate on knowledge, education, skills and talents. You think they are more than what the cats and dogs can do. Yes you are right. But does your education make you a real human being? Isn’t the computers are also feeding on knowledge and information? If you only concentrate on eating knowledge and education for your brain, what makes you different from the computers? Robots and computers think and decide. They can even store more information than humans can do.
How to become a true person and a real human being?
The answer is to simply nourish not only your body and soul, but also your spirit. In other words, you must not only eat bread and knowledge, but you must also eat virtues, such as love, hope, faithfulness and compassion.
You are a human being. You are more than the animals who are only concern on the hunger of their flesh. You are also beyond the computers which only feed on information and knowledge. You are a person who has a body, soul and spirit. You need to feed the three to indeed live as a human being.
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