I first heard this in a Nerdfighters video which was quite introspective; and John Green concluded by inquiring “What does it mean to be human?”. As soon as the video ended, I felt compelled to write a post answering this. It’s such an interesting question to ponder. You can watch the Nerdfighter video here.
Part of being human is having a passion. The passion that we adopt, the things we like; and the things we abhor is what makes us who we are. It is what separates existing and living.
“What matters to you defines your mattering.”-An Abundance of Katherines. This is not to be confused with people thinking your passion sucks. Just because they do think that way doesn’t lessen your importance. There comes a time when the thoughts of others about you are irrelevant.
You can’t let their opinions (influenced by the small window they see of you) impact you as a whole. People don’t know you as well as they think they do. It’s all an illusion if you think about it.
Does anyone really know anyone? Sometimes I wonder: Do I really know one of my best friends of 7 years any better than an author friend from only 10 months ago ? But I digress.
I feel that all the things we desire, and the things that bring smiles to our faces are the things that truly create us. We all start out as empty canvasses in the beginning. As we grow and change, we are constantly painting and rewriting the art that we are. Over and over again.
What do you think makes us human, in short? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
About The Blogger
Wesaun is a teen book lion. She’s also an art enthusiast: poetry, theater, and fan art, as well as paintings/drawings. She loves to be overenthusiastic over books and authors.
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