We are all human

In today’s world, a large part of the society expects people to be flawless creatures. There is so much pressure, and people are trying so hard to appear perfect. This has led to so many people becoming even more anxious, stressed, and unhappy with their lives.

The fact that you were unable to meet the expectations of others doesn’t mean you are a failure. I guess you haven’t realize it is okay to have flaws. We are here to learn, to grow. Our flaws are not there to make us feel bad.

Everyone is unique, and everyone embodies perfection in a different way. And that is the beauty about being human.

We can’t always be relatable, honest or caring. People will make mistakes. Some of these things are inevitable, you can’t evade them. But it is up to us to make the most of our flaws, by learning from the experience, and becoming better versions of ourselves.

Just like we evolve physically by doing exercises, and intellectually by studying, we have to evolve everyday to become better.

I think our emotions play a greater role, when it comes to being human. Our emotions are much more powerful than our reason and logic. Most times, we act, without giving the situation a thought. We hurl hurtful words at others, and spew hate.

Truth be told, the negative traits that annoy us, and the positive traits we aspire to in others are all present in us. The difference is, you didn’t encourage those traits, or you haven’t nurture or cultivate them.

Some of us, if not all, have the tendency to compare ourselves to others, or find someone who seems to be living a “better” life than us. We feel we are far behind, and nothing much is happening in our lives. Funny enough, the people we compare ourselves to are almost always enduring some challenges that we are unaware of.

You can’t do everything. There will always be someone with more of something you want. Some people will have better ways of doing things than you do. But it doesn’t mean that they are better than you.

We should learn from others. People’s success stories should inspire or motivate us. This is a part of what makes life so beautiful and amazing.

In life, you will encounter the good, the bad and the downright ugly. You don’t get to cherry pick the parts you want to experience. It is up to each one of us to cope as best as we can.

Some of us would give anything for things to go back to the way they were. This is understandable, you are human, not a robot. But it is important to know when to let go, and move on.

Being human may seem like a burden sometimes. We have all experienced feelings of guilts, and regrets, such as the loved one we betrayed, the move we didn’t make, the job we rejected, being in a field we are not passionate about, getting married to the “wrong person”. We have to remember one thing though; we are all human. All these are part of the “human imperfections ” that makes life seem hard to understand sometimes.

But we have to acknowledge our strengths, and be willing to work on our weaknesses, because we have the power to influence and to leave a mark, and that mark can either be good or bad.

34 Replies to “We are all human”

  1. Agree with this absolutely!!! Everyone loves to point fingers at others based on any number of reasons, many arbitrary. As the good book says: β€œBut those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. β€œ. Matt 15: 18-20

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  2. Yep. In reading about the communist movement in China, turning everyone into enemies along with public shaming for invented crimes and β€œthought” crimes was a tool of subduing and controlling the population. We are human. If we remember that about our selves and each other we can resist insanity.

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  3. Well said. The old adage about “keeping up w/ the Joneses” has been transferred to social media. We are now under pressure to keep up w/ the Kardashians or other celebrities of the moment…none of whom are actually “perfect” in reality. Society places almost all the emphasis on externals — youth, physical beauty, and the acquisition of material things. The development of character, on the other hand, takes time. It is the product of life experience which includes our mistakes. ❀

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  4. “We are all human.” Words of truth. We are all different, and each of these differences to be celebrated and nurtured. Learning from each others’ mistakes and successes is something I try and do more of each day. Thank you for sharing your words. πŸ™‚

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