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Oelwein Public Library; Oelwein, IA

Oelwein Public Library; Oelwein, IA Sept. 6–Oct. 3, 2015

Sept. 6–Oct. 3, 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 Oelwein Public Library in Oelwein, IA.


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.


To live in a free contrie and being able to do what we want
I think that to be a human is to think and to explore. You have to learn and think.
If you are human, it means that you have to respect your world and your country and also respect your love ones
To be human you have to have features like a human. Like to do things breath air go to school work and to able to say something like "waaaa" like a baby.
To have humanits and cares about the world.
To serve live in America
To take care of the world and help it but most people don't it means that you matter in the world.
It means that we are alive. That some day we wont be alive.
To take care of the Earth you were given and do what you can to make it better.
To be human you have to have happy moments, sad moments and scared moments. It's just a part of life.
So you can live your life and have emotions! That what make the world go by.
To be alive and do what you want not what other people want what you want. Live your own life.
To make mistakes sometimes, but not make them a big problem.
a long life of school and learning through research.
We can do thing other animals cant do we can build climb swim hide.
To help people. To have fun . To care for people!
To give Earth help create things
a human is flesh and bones. A human has skin
I got 10 things: life friends people Dane TV love, mony family library
What it means to be human is being able to communicate and talk. Being able to live on our own
To know God is not the only one
It means to be a mammal with two arms, two legs, ears on both sides of your head, one nose, two eyres, a mouth, to wer clothes, and to walk on two legs.
What does it mean to be human? To have responsibilities in life and choices you have to make.
What does it mean to be human? It means that we can soeak and we can do more advanced things than dogs and cats.
To live freely
I think it means to be alive.
To live and exsperance new things
to be happy when you a person
It means to learn while you live
It might mean, be proud of who you are?
I think human means you easy ways to get to things. Like going to the store and buying things.
It means God created you. Because he wanted to give you a family
To live. To have fun. To be caring and thoughtful!
It means that we are that type of animal
The best thing about being a human is video games and shopping
that we can talk, walk, and act'
I will think you to take care of your bones
caring for others. Random acts of kindness
To be human means to make mistakes, fall down, and get back up again.
It feels good that we can talk
To be thoughtful and caring
being a human is cool! You get pets.
OI'm glad to be human and know things learned thru the years
love, reading, art work, clothes, hope faith- Eating with forks.
It means to me to be humans because I can enjoy all the beauty of life and my family
growing every day
live life to the fullest
That you make a difference
to live and love
to be a human means to make mistake fall down and get back up again


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