Saturday, April 15, 2017

Being Human

On this Sunday afternoon, I am thinking about being human. So here are some interesting quotes about this topic from GoodReads
“Yes, I value emotions deeply.
Call me sensitive, call me weak, call me outdated, call me anything you may, but tell me the truth, can you deny emotions give life to life.
If Emotions are an integral part of Being Human,
Why do people suppress feeling them?
Does the bruising scare them? Then I wonder who is weak?”
― Wordions
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 “There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”
― C. JoyBell C.
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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
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 “When someone you love dies, you are given the gift of "second chances". Their eulogy is a reminder that the living can turn their lives around at any point. You’re not bound by the past; that is who you used to be. You’re reminded that your feelings are not who you are, but how you felt at that moment. Your bad choices defined you yesterday, but they are not who you are today. Your future doesn’t have to travel the same path with the same people. You can start over. You don’t have to apologize to people that won’t listen. You don’t have to justify your feelings or actions, during a difficult time in your life. You don’t have to put up with people that are insecure and want you to fail. All you have to do is walk forward with a positive outlook, and trust that God has a plan that is greater than the sorrow you left behind. The people of quality that were meant to be in your life won’t need you to explain the beauty of your heart. They already understand what being human is----a roller coaster ride of emotions during rainstorms and sunshine, sprinkled with moments when you can almost reach the stars.” ― Shannon L. Alder
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 “Do you know what the definition of insane is? Yes. It’s the inability to relate to another human being. It’s the inability to love.” ― Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
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“My first world is humanity. My second world is humanism. And, I live in the third world being merely a human.”  ― Santosh Kalwar
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“Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget that you are human.” ― Roy T. Bennett
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“In humans (and humans alone), sexuality is embodied in desire--in the primordial desire for life-as-relation. That the sex drive serves the vital desire for relation--that on the level of the primordial process, the desire for life-in-itself clothes itself in the sex drive--belongs to the particularity of being human.”  ― Christos Yannaras, Relational Ontology
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“Yes, I value emotions deeply.
Call me sensitive, call me weak, call me outdated, call me anything you may, but tell me the truth, can you deny emotions give life to life.
If Emotions are an integral part of Being Human,
Why do people suppress feeling them?
Does the bruising scare them? Than I wonder who is weak?”
― Wordions
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 “Life is a Long Journey between Human Being and Being Human. Let's take at least one step each day to cover the distance.” ― Wordions
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 “Awakening to the people's nature for a person brings sadness and not happiness, for it is very much like glowing of a bulb from outside for others but inside own feeling the burning sensation.” ― Anuj Somany
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“As it turned out, being human was every bit as much fun as she'd always thought it would be.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cress
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“We're nothing but human.
The way of life can be free and beautiful.
But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls – has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We think too much and feel too little.
More than machinery we need humanity.
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
Don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
You are not machines.
You are not cattle.
You have the love of humanity in your hearts.
In this world, there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other's misery.
We don’t want to hate and despise one another.
We all want to help one another human beings are like that.
You the people have the power... the power to create machines… the power to create happiness.
You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful…
To make this life a wonderful adventure.
We are all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices.
Some are on a grand scale... Most of these choices are on lesser points.
But we define ourselves by the choices we have made.
We are, in fact, the sum total of our choices.
Events unfold so unpredictably, so unfairly.
Human happiness does not seem to have been included in the design of creation.
It is only we, with our capacity to love that give meaning to the indifferent universe.” ― Anonymous
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 “How shallow is the stage on which this vast drama of human hates and joys and friendships is played! Whence do men draw this passion for eternity, flung by chance as they are upon a scarcely cooled bed of lava, threatened by the beginning by the deserts that are to be, under the constant menace of the snows? Their civilizations are but fragile gildings: a volcano can blot them out, a new sea, a sand-storm.”  ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars

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