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Skokie Public Library; Skokie, IL

Skokie Public Library; Skokie, IL

Sept. 7, 2016–Oct. 4, 2016


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 Skokie Public Library in Skokie, IL.


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.


you live, and breath, eat, bathroom
To live with compassion
Eat what you want
To go beyond basic needs & responsiblities & reach for hights of understanding beyond us - to something indiscribable and spiritual & universal
I find it somewhat odd that "humanity" as defended here is a matter of brain sized killing skill. The spiritual aspect of existance seems mininized.
to be human means to understand existance, to he aware of life AND death, to relate and evolve with the ages and contibute to the future
to be nuts, self-conscious, anxious, worried fearful + bogged down with responibilities and desires for more fun.
To be human is to have a scientific curiosity.
To be human- is to choose to aks ourselves this question- what does it mean to be a member of our species.
To make mistakes, over + over, yet resolve to do better next time.
To find and solve problems with our BIG BRAINS!
To have no powers and have lots of parts in your body :)
Empathy compassion commuity <3
to make mistakes and to belive in yourself is what it means to be a <3 HUMAN
to eat pizza (pizza drawing)
to go on a voyange that no other human has taken- to seek out other life forms- other intelligencies + make contact with them
What does it mean to be human? The ability to care about all of creation, our planet and the whole universe.
To Be Human Means that we have a conscious?
To be human is to think logically.
this is cool. It's good to be human
Basically we have the ability to do something and say and think of things we have never said, done, or, thought of before!
Having a conciense
tt) See Weird
To be human means to be happy of who you are :) <3 :)
Human Origins % Human life change time to time long ago figures change for best good or bitter. Million years stories are very intested. At present age sineci, farmers, industry, chickens
21 savage
working as a community, not just to make our own lives better.
to evolve, to have compassion, to love.
Love every-one help be lik a family
Loving one another
to love Taco Bell
Very interesting + informative
to be human means… it is your obligation to pursue YOUR happiness
educational - interesting
too bad some deny science + keep this out of schools
<3 ?
<3 love
to be human is to do things trial by error and learing from mistakes
To be human it means… to make mistakes.
to be human means to worry.
Nice! :)
To be human means… to make mistakes
to be human :) haha
racism bigotry hate
to be blessed and cursed with the gift of consciousness.
to want to smack people, but resist. Usually.
A human is a suprisingly smart mammal. Human --- monkey
it feels inchristing and fun
compassion. Unserstanding
to be a person
To cherish family and help other people
to be aware of the uiversise and our own mortality; to understand our sole in earths history.
A human needs to have things a human is like (><D) (00D) ;)
It feels Awesome! :)
I died and you will too be ready when I come for you!
it mean to me to be alive.
seeing and feeling things with others but differently in millions of ways
to feel, to experience, to enjoy, to love, to crave
social & creative, with memory & learning from trial & error --> thinking!
To Breathe
Smary Family
Have Heart soul mind
to know who your creator is. Jesus loves you
being a human means that you create a world you want to live in.
to be a human meas that you aquire a special power and that power is our brain. Having the most developed and advanced than any other species
to be human it means to believe in your-self
a peculiar DNA makeup, slightly different from other beings
Dead to the world
the top of the food chain. It is human nature to live, converse, reproduce, and exchange information. Evolving over time <3
you are a mammal because you have hair
to laugh when I'm happy and cry when I'm sad. To live, life because it is worth living.
God is Spagetti Monster Pastafarian
to be ambitious an to find a purpose in life to know right from wrong in terms of good vs evil
To sing and dance. "we were born to love one another…"
to be human is to be made after God's own image :)
Be nice to other people
we create and discover many new things by using our brain. That's something special we have and other species don’t
to be a human you must try again even if your don’t suceed. Also to stick up for every one.
and everyone should be equal
if you like someone that you like him or her <3 <3 <3
to be wishful- as in, we all look for somthign ahead. Hopeful. Inticipating.
to be human means love, BFF, funnis Talses,
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