What is the essence of BEING HUMAN?

What is the essence of BEING HUMAN?

What is the essence of BEING HUMAN? What natural properties does a HUMAN BEING have? Can we find out? Do we find out through our own experience, with common sense? By feeling deeply or by allowing events into our feelings? By distinguishing between what and how we...
Being human in society

Being human in society

When we ask someone if he or she is human, we get a positive reply, if we get an answer at all. And then it is interesting to ask what that means. Growing up from toddler to the age of 7 we learnt that we are human, that we are different from plants and animals, and...
European!?

European!?

I read in a booklet by a bestselling author that he was invited ‘to work with representatives from different disciplines and different countries to find out together what it means to be European today.’ This idea and this step (meeting) is the basis for the idea...
Marking Time

Marking Time

I was told by some who have seen this website that it is still rather empty. Ans someone thinks it is a bit vague. But that is exactly my intention. Everyone who participates or thinks along with it can give his or her own interpretation of BEING HUMAN. Variety is, I...
Possession

Possession

It is a beautiful February morning, sun and clouds. An occasional wind blowing. Everything is green and, unique for Lanzarote, there are many flowers because it has rained regularly from November on. I walk over the hills and in the valleys over what must have been...