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Submit Your Response to "What Does It Mean To Be Human?"

The Human Origins Initiative wants to know what YOU think it means to be human! Submit your response, and it may be featured on this website or in our exhibition.

Responses seen here come both from this website and the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. We have had a wonderful outpouring of responses to this question, and we cannot feature every answer. Each time you visit this page, a different set of answers will be featured on the first page.

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To be Human is to have no limits and the potential to do anything, because of this we have good history and the hope of a great future.
Eldon Dahlin
- Eldon Dahlin, Oakland CA
0
Being human, is just being human,
Julia
- Julia, bob, minnesota
4
Being human is your ability to socialize with others and learn information from others to use to your benefit.
Vincent
- Vincent, Portland, Oregon
0
To be Human, is to be thoughtful, sporadic, helpful, loving, moral, explorative. To grow, for ones self, and all of Humanity.
Cody T
- Cody T, Iowa
0
We are aware of our own thinking.
Sarah
- Sarah, Virginia
5
to me, to be human is to be smart and new.
alexandria
- alexandria, portland, or/ roosevelt high school
0
To be human it means to be able to walk up right and communicate with others and to have developed brains.
Trevor
- Trevor , Woodburn High School
0
Maybe 100% Homo sapiens. Or is it 97.5% Homo sapiens & 2.5% Neanderthal. Or may be 92.5% Homo sapiens, 2.5% Neanderthal, & 5% Denisovan?
Tony
- Tony, Rocky Face, GA
4
To have imagination, a sense of humour and be able to lie. But most importantly, to take care of eachother.
Lena Holst
- Lena Holst, Göteborg, Sweden
0
to compound information from one generation to the next plus the ability to observe oneself
Jesse
- Jesse, Pensacola
0
Life is about having a soul. It also means to see new things.
Chewbacca
- Chewbacca, starwars
1
To understand the essence of being a human
karen cabang
- karen cabang, philippines
0
Being human means having a soul. Humans are the only beings with the divine love of truth and the power to investigate it comprehensively.
Stephanie
- Stephanie, Philippines
0
To reach out to one another and to take comfort in sharing companionship and love.
Suzie Hale
- Suzie Hale, Utah
5
To be human is to be documented.
Marina Mitchell
- Marina Mitchell, Roosevelt High School Portland Oregon
0
To question, discover, explore, our origins and our world.
Mike
- Mike, Michigan, USA
0
- because we can share complex ideas.
Bente Halvorsen
- Bente Halvorsen, Norway
5
Bein human means to have a brain, walk upright and be able to fend for yourself alone.
juan carlos
- juan carlos, cali
0
To be human is the unique and unrepeatable opportunity to think about what you are and be aware of it
Diego Sanchez
- Diego Sanchez, Asuncion, Paraguay
0
it means to have a bipeded
jaisen
- jaisen, wright midlle school
0
Constant evolution and change.
Jackie
- Jackie, Orlando, FL
5
To seek the truth.
Luke
- Luke, NY
5
it means that were not perfect we mess up and we give up and we dont always stick to what were during but thats what humans do
melissa wright
- melissa wright, chaminade
5
To be continually adapting to the world around us.
Steve
- Steve, Washington, DC
5
To self-reflect and see our impact on other humans and on the Earth. Alexa Fleckenstein M.D., physician, author.
Alexa Fleckenstein
- Alexa Fleckenstein, Brookline MA
5
Humanity means a constant search for improvement. Animals are content as is. We seek to better our flaws.
Shannon Kelley
- Shannon Kelley, Fairmont, West Virginia
5
We are not as different from animals as many people think. Mice laugh, dogs smile. If we have souls, they do too.
Dolly
- Dolly, Virginia
5
Being human means being self aware, feeling emotional pain, and the drive to do more with life then just live.
Storm Cartee
- Storm Cartee, Washington Court House, OH
5
To practice religon, worship, and believe
Diani
- Diani, North Carolina
5
A tiny kitten with a frog hat in which the cute kitten's face is the mouth of the frog.
To laugh and enjoy humor.
Michael Valdivielso
- Michael Valdivielso, Alexandria, VA, USA
5
Feeling what is right and what is wrong. To understand that our word must be taken care of.
Cindy
- Cindy, Indiana
5
to learn about our world and empathize with other creatures and have some sort of culture that can be handed down through generations
Erica
- Erica, California
5
Is being self-aware and capable of learning from that awareness. The freedom to ignore that is also the freedom to multiply your reach.
Andres B
- Andres B, Mexico City
5
To torture and kill billions of living things, and destroy the Earth's natural habitats and ecosystems.
Kyle Briggs
- Kyle Briggs, Behind you
5
To be able to live not just in the present moment.
Angus
- Angus, Victoria BC Canada
5
To be humans means to have feelings and forgive each other. It also means to have hope and faith in life and everything you do.
Katheryne
- Katheryne, Alexandria, VA
5
Cry in front of a movie when you know the characters aren't real.
Sébastien D
- Sébastien D, Luxembourg
5
To think and know, to support and care, to wonder and to understand the way of life of who you are, to share your reasons and beliefs.
Tina May
- Tina May, Los Angeles, California
5
To know more than you should and think less than you could
F Cahill
- F Cahill, Dublin Ireland
5
To me, being human is more than eating to stay alive.It means caring for other people.
molly
- molly, md
5