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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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IT means to learn about the world, be who you are, a unique creature because we are big in every way, population, ect..
SELINA IRWIN
- SELINA IRWIN, ALASKA
0
It means to be self-conscious not only of oneself as a self, but one who lives a examinded life and who understands that he'll die one day.
Sandro Reis
- Sandro Reis, Danville, CA, USA
0
being human is he best ever thing ever existed in the existence of life. being human means everything, it's the best thing God ever created.
Prude
- Prude, BAGUIO
0
To know. To understand. To share knowledge and accept and challege it all at once, then grow from it.
Marta
- Marta, DC
5
thirsts for meaning (probaly of world / existance)
Reghu
- Reghu , India
0
It means that " we (The owner of the hand mark & his society) are living here".
SAJI.P.M
- SAJI.P.M, INDIA
0
to be human it means to be able to make mistakes and learn from them, to be human it means to shape the world
Gabyy
- Gabyy, science class period 5, SLO
5
To love and be loved in return.
Kyle
- Kyle, China
3
To experience all of life's adventures, such as spending your Friday afternoon doing homework for your college anthropology class..
K
- K, USA
0
To have capacity for empathy with members of our own species, and with all species with whom we share this planet.
Katherine Munson
- Katherine Munson, Berlin, MD
0
To enjoy hot dogs with ketchup and mustard.
Isayah
- Isayah, D.C.
1
To realize how much beauty there is in the world
Ivet
- Ivet, Boston
1
A human goes thru many things in life in which they learn to be stronger.
Mayra Mendoza
- Mayra Mendoza, Roosevelt high, Portland OR
0
Live until you die.
M
- M, Malaysia
0
being human to means being at the top of the food chain and being the most intelligent living thing on earth
antonio
- antonio , roosevelt high school
1
Being human means that you can be free!
Emily
- Emily, Waterville
5
to be human is to treat others with humanity and utmost respect
khirren
- khirren, penang ,malaysia
1
To be human to be be artistic in everything we do. Humans have art all around them everyday and live life in the influence of art.
Alyssa Jones
- Alyssa Jones, Washington, D.C.
0
Humans have a desire to make meaning out of life, an urge that probably doesn't preoccupy other animals.
Muriel
- Muriel, Durham, NC
0
being human means to have this unique sense of awareness and ability to comprehend what is around us in very detailed ways.
sumit karki
- sumit karki, alhambra, CA
0
to think about the past, future, life, to feel love and hate and explore and create and imagine
m
- m, classified
5
Ego. It means that I can explore spirituality and contemplate the meaning of life. I can text this response from my smart phone!
Miranda Evans
- Miranda Evans, LaGrange, Georgia
5
tribal discussion
Awareness of collective being and intentional social organisation through negotiating shared practices and modes of thought.
Elaine Hartley
- Elaine Hartley, Melbourne
5
We plant things.
Leslie Angela Rondon
- Leslie Angela Rondon, Falls Church, VA
5
Being human means having worries, hopes, fears, and the capacity to fulfill these.
BOB
- BOB , Houston, TX
5
Being human being smart, We aren't tougher then other animals. Without tools, symbolic language, way of thinking ect. we would've died out.
Daniel Joseph Marchand
- Daniel Joseph Marchand, Waterville, ME
5
To love, live and think to your full capacity.
Allie
- Allie , Waterville, Maine
5
To walk on two feet, to think in abstract terms, to imagine
Sue
- Sue, Illinois, USA
5
to be human is to wander to travel, to always wonder what is just over the horizon.
stanley chin
- stanley chin, falls church, va
5
the ability to change the world
Lizzy Case
- Lizzy Case, Downingtown, PA
5
To love and be loved is the greatest joy on earth!
Zana-Zandara
- Zana-Zandara, San Juan
5
To struggle, with hope and love and kindness.
Lisa
- Lisa, Spencer, NY
5
To share the experience of humanity and everything human. We all walk this earth as part of Gods creation and part of our Father in Heaven
Ed
- Ed, Peoria, IL
5
That we have the ability to wipe out other species on this planet and that just isn't right.
Joanne Ross
- Joanne Ross, Hampton, VA
5
it means that I am created in the image of God, and it is my place to serve and love Him.
Mary Greig
- Mary Greig, painesville, ohio
5
To seek the truth.
Luke
- Luke, NY
5
We are able to adapt our technology, through social interaction, to successfully live and thrive in every biome on Earth and beyond.
Darin Bicknell
- Darin Bicknell, Jakarta Indonesia
5
To be human is to walk upright have tools look to the future to prepare and to have more complex emotion.
Ian S.
- Ian S., Connecticut
5
To be human is to live life, make mistakes, and to gain knowledge and understanding through those mistakes. To be human we must grow.
Jeremy Koch
- Jeremy Koch, Tampa, Florida
5
We are able to create new things.
Sean
- Sean, San Francisco, CA
5