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Chesterfield County Public Library; Chesterfield, VA

March 31–April 27, 2015

 

Library patrons were invited to answer to the question "What does it mean to be human?" while visiting the Exploring Human Origins traveling exhibit at the Chesterfield County Public Library in Chesterfield, VA.

 

They wrote their answers on sticky notes which are represented here exactly as they were written, without editing of text; any drawings are described in parentheses or shown in simple symbols.

 
 
 
Xbox GT RNG Mack
to be made in God's image
To love.
aly "#Love" (two butterflies and a flower with a border of hearts)
As humans we need to treat everyone with respect and show kindness to all! To Respect
being a human feells like
Familys
I feel Joyful and happy.
I feel happy
Music +1
To breathe, feel, and think
The exhibit says Humans existed for over 2 million years… And we still Don't know the answer to the Question?
To very diverse happy #ymE #fwA Holly Tezzy
To make mistakes. And to learn your personality. Life is full of greatness (smily face with tongue sticking out)
Play Pebblego!
To Make Mistakes
love. (filled-in heart)
KNOWLEDGE
To be human… it means to do whats write and listen to your parents and do whats best
Be the true you can be (heart) Be your Own Kind of Beautiful (Smiley face with curly hair)
Be smart + have Fun -Ben
To only worry about what's important to you! (heart)
to be nis
to be greatfull
to have fun and Love Each and another! for your life
to enjoy the simple things in life, and appreciate nature, to be good and to grow and learn
is to be yourself. to make mistakes and learn from them
To Evolve
compassion + Knowledge ~ Shina
to deal with thigs by cara
To Be HANDSOMe
Human means to communi-cate via language, move-ments and feelings. Humans should send as well as recieve these communications
God needs us. And we need him forever!!! Addie (heart) G.
L(heart)ve(top border made out of hearts)
to have compassion feeling for other living beings, things to grow, develop as a caring, compassionate person
Learn to treat other with respect and kind-ness. Help one in need
Love makes us the most amazing human beings Alive. (heart)
Hey (smiley face)
depends on what sort of human you are -eb (heart)
To have emotions and to make mistakes
LiFE (drawn design) LOVERS
To be free and enjoy life. To hope and cherish and to sing! Live! Laugh!
food (chocolate)
April-17-2015 Devin to be a human is better future
I love Bing a human!!!!! It's so cool!!! (large heart)
There are specific traits of human interaction that separate us from other creatures. We ignore a lot of basic instincts like napping so we can keep busy. There are cultural universals, and so on
To exist reasonably with fellow Humans
Trearttreat your body with the way they want it to be treated. by Isabella
emotions & the ability to use tools to make tasks easier :)
To live life in the best way possible. treat others with respect. spread love and help others.
To EXPERIENCE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST
be KiNd and have feeling
To experience the sheer awe of the universe
To Share to be thankful, to be Mindful to have compassion
To live for our Creator. We are made in His image. Genesis 1-2
Treat people and animals right!
I think:- therefore I am
To treat everyone the same, Black, White + etc For we are all Human beings IF you go by the Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have them do unto you! You can't go wrong!! Love, Peace, Joy, Pray For the world, pray for the young + the elderly!
CreationWhy Can't Both views Be Shown together?
to respect yourself and others and all so to love!
This is cool
To be Human, is, Well, A lot of Things. to be religious, or to choose not to, is one of those things. TO go with or against the law of the land is another. What we choose to do will most likely influence those choices. God has set each of us onto this earth as a test. To create our Destiny though he knows every outcome of our choices. But, if you continued this far, to read this far, then remember this. For your choices will infliuence others. Whether your choice is large or small, Always trust in God -Alexander Ace the 8th
(Lines, patterns that could be letters)
(blacked out words) M i
uburgr (lines)
4 dc (lines)
(lines)
(lines)
(drawing of a cylinder) M A n
I I I I (drawing of head that looks like pac man)
HUMAn (drawing of a human figure with arms and legs and a heart for hair)
laugh
laugh
laugh
to be with friends.
Seeking out new things to LEARN!
Being Human means… Don't lower your standards to meet everyone elses expectations- Victoria Cruz (smiley face and colored in heart)
Emotion
empathy
Connected with each other
Striving to reach higher levels of conciousness in order to educate and elevate people
TO BE UNIQUE
Engineering a better future
to be beautiful
To Respect and love every-body like you
Knowing that their is olny 1 God who died on the cross and Rose again
AKA Easter We were not made by monkeys (stick figure on a cross)
To Believe in "Gods"
To evolve beyond what is encoded ON our DNA
To treat pepole like you want to be treated
FAMILY (double underline)
CONCEPT
(To Love)(so with your heart) (improve) (to smile) (to hug) (have time to self) (value quality over quantity) (have emotion) (love nature) (to remember) (be kind) (share) (Fear. And. Overcome it) (Stand up for yourself) (Joke) (Play) (to forget) (support) (to forgive) (protect) (grasp consepts) (interact) (help) (laugh)
To Be Loved.
It means not everything is Go- into turn out perfect And nor Go your way ~ Kaelaa
To be human means to believe in a Higher Power
I think it is a little challenging being a human. But sometimes I think we will create better machines in the future
TO BE DIFFERENT Yet Equally Loved and CARED FOR NO MATTER WHO YOU AARE!
Being a human is the coolest thing everrrrrrr!!!!! ("coolest" in block letters
ElI!I say Being humen is AWSOME!
get a life
Knowing to accept
Being Humanmeans… Don't lower your standards to meet everyone elses expectations! #StayTrueToYourself (heart)
TRUST (smiley face)
Awareness of the Mystery of Life- self-awareness, also.
Knowing to accept FAILURE
make MISTAKE ("MISTAKE" in block letters)
to have a body and a long life. Austin Snowdon
Recognizing science and its relationship to who we are today. evolving to become better people and loving each other more
to make choices of are own Austin Snowdon
To have a consciousness(?) and the ability to chose right and wrong. Our thoughts are what make us human and separate us (question mark in parentheses in original)
It means to make choices and live on the Earth.
Our need to explain everything and our constant competition for scarce resources humans ain't that great
To learn form our mistakes and create a better "tomorrow" (heart)
TO BE YOURSELF!! ("O" in "TO" made into a cat face, dots in exclamation points made into eyes for another humanoid face, smiley face added onto end)
God & Family When you fall down in life get back up. Keep moving. Learn from your mistakes, Love yourself. Love life, forgive others who tresspass against you LOVE
It Means TO Survive
To take care of our universe
Being human is when you try your best and love those around you like God wanted. (heart)
To Play Vido games LOL!! (drawing of a video game controller, two smiley faces with tongues sticking out)
To be treated equally. To be able to grow and reproduct
To have friends to depend on!! (two dots of exclamation points made into eyes for smiley face)
Amen
To have great friends……….
To be kind
To Learn
TO Be URSELF! ("O" in "TO" made into girls face, two smiley faces, one with tongue sticking out)
To Respect, friendly and also take care to other person Enjoy your life we are unique
To become better people for the future
To live for God and worship Him.
To Evolve (cat face)
TO PARTY HARD!
It means to make memories and documents to show theworld; after you!re gone they only have Memories (arrow) and that.
To be a Pokemon Master
I belive I was made by God!
To Trust in God
Pray by cara
It means to live Life to the fullest and don't take nothing for granted so do what you want cause once your gone thier is no second change
Learning from experience!
iFurzuh xbox Gt What It means to be human is to be thankful for the Life you were given.
To make mistakes + to learn + grow as a result. To have sophistated intelligence, feel compassion, To reason- To cook! To be creative To leave what we have learned to the next generation… To laugh Brain size To know what we don'tknow
to Be Alive
Created forGod by God asin his image
To be considerate of others, regardless of where they are from- and whether they adopted or not
find yourself
To make choices through life
Having to deal with other humans… introverts unite!
To be able To lear from past lessons… (smiley face) Ben ben (second "ben" in cursive)
Math
To be happy :)
Evolution is Racist!
PARTY & accomplish your goals :) (three hearts)
To repopulate the earth and create new technologies.
To make meaningful moments
thank you for the opportunity to show our youth that creationism and evolution aren't mutually exclusive.
Art
Taxes
To PRAY
Top of the Food Chain
Historical Reflections From the 1800's to the present
To be human is to be forever changing! We evolve w/our world.
to go to myrtle beach!!
foundation of choices + values free spirited
To kill all other living things
happiness on your own terms!! (dots of exclamation points made into eyes for smiley face, peace sign, heart)
To make mistake & learn from them
What does it mean to be human? Survival of the fittest
To survive
domination
(twitter handle) Beyou_Belu To be the best that you can be & find that little ray of sunshine in all thing
What is Mean to be humanOur Reasing capacity and walking up right
To serve a God that created you not false science
To be human it means to live on earth and trust in God and have swag K
to be human -Pray to God -Do your best -Be caring and selfless -BE TRUE TO YOU
nothing. We are only different from any other creature on the basis that we are more evolved. -eb (heart) (and sometimes, not that) (last parentheses group added by author)
You have to have Swag shoe game and a life
Ontilogical design
The ability to be logical and to reason, and to treat ALL people of ALL beliefe with respect
It means a whole Lot. Because people respect people w/ human characteristics and not beasty- like characteristics and carrying themselves in a high-moral Fashion!
to have a happy life Addie 1st grade
BEING HUMAN IS… BEING SEPARATED FROM GOD, HIS LOVE AND LIFE BY OUR SELFISH DECISIONS…BEING LOVEDBY GOD SO MUCH THAT HE CAME TO DIE IN OUR PLACE FOR OUR REBELLION… SO WE CAN COME BACK TO HIM,TRUST HIMANDKNOW THE REAL LIFE WE WERE CREATED FOR..
To be human is to… be someone you can trust and to make mistakes and to belieave in god and love your life and who you evolved from!!!!!
BEING HUMAN IS… BEING LOVED BY OUR CREATOR GOD, THAT WE CAN TRUST HIMTHAT WE CANLOVE HIMTHAT WE CAN LOVE LIKE HIM… SELFLESSLY LOVING OTHERS THAT THEY CAN TRUST AND LOVE HIM TOO…
Real Happy (stick figure with smiley face saying "yay" in speech bubble, second stick figure with an asterisk pattern for a face)
It mean to have a family and to discover the world around you.
What it means to be human: (drawing of vaguely humanoid figure with discernable eyes and arms)
It means to be made in the image of God.
(Stick figure with glasses who appears to be shooting bubbles out of his arms)
Share by Lara
To Love + Know Love
to use our brains to think logically about where we came from and how the world began
To LOVE yourself - Nat (heart)
Being human means alot to god and earth (smiley face and heart)
To be human is: -To learn from mistakes -Trust each other -love, live, laugh -to teach other -To care about other people & animals
Let us hope we can use our human thinking skills to plan how we will care for our earth. We are now confronted with new environmental challenges- let us hope we will make good choices. Global warming has begun!
To learn and make mistakes. We are not prefecprefect. (squiggly line drawn underneath)
We walk upright (drawing of stick figure)
(Drawing of a person with smiley face, tee shirt, and shorts)
(Drawing of a smiling primate with glasses and large ears underneath a storm cloud with rain)
To live life to its fullest and always strive to do our best in everything we do
Early Human- reacting to environment with intentional planning for future Homo Sapiens- using symbolism for thoughts & feelings - for items + counting
To Live and exist Among all
Sanic
being Human Is… BEING CREATED LIKE A LOVING, SELFLESS, GOOD, CREATIVE, AND SMART SOVEREIGN GOD WHO LOVES US AND GAVE US THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE LIFE WITH HIM OR SEPARATION AND ALONENESS WITH OURSELVES… WE CHOSE SELF AND SEPARATION… BUTHE CAME TO BRING US BACK IN LOVE + GRACE...
(drawing of smiling figure, perhaps on a cross?)
People That live
Love is the Key! -Emily
To be human it means to Make Mistakes to deal with trouble to be good to earth pray thank god for what He's done for us one the earth (arrow pointing to drawing of earth in parentheses)
Aly addie
f Tyler
To RsRelt
To Wonder about our existence. (smiley face on top)
Mkalu me uolwos telsom
(Smiley face)
To Aly The Book of Arts from Addie (drawing of a book with binding)
SO, WE ARE ALL ONE RACE- HUMAN
JESUS blessesus to have PIZZA ICE CREAM (Ice cream beneath pizza, not pizza-ice cream)
TO LOVE & BE LOVED #NAC (heart)
It means to live and be in history and all someone to trust very much
Created for God by God as in his image
Awsome Kool (drawing of person with long hair in what appears to be water)
to share new experients and make friends too but what is most important is tooenjoy it
COOL and ASOME and BE BATTER EVERY ONE COOL
Sarteon cool cool cool very cool harmans COOL (large "COOL" in block letters)
To be urself ("urself" underlined four times, coloured in heart)
For our larger + developed brains to contemplate what it means to be human is amazing in of itself. All we are now is everything that happened millions of years ago.
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