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Posted 4/25/16
Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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To me being a human is hard work and frustrating. I don't understand opinions, emotions and other human things. I barely understand myself sometimes because again I am human. Does any one else feel like this or no? Am I being too hard on myself? Am I being silly? Please let me know why is it so hard being human. I'm still learning and there is so much to learn too.


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Because we are not humans anymore, but robotic slaves for the people in power.
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Hail_King_Kakao wrote:

Because we are not humans anymore, but robotic slaves for the people in power.


That makes me a little sad.
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I don't think you are being silly. You are being human. To be human is to feel. To wonder. To question. To be emotional. To want to know. To understand. To help. To be. You never stop learning. Each day brings a new adventure.
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I don't think you are being silly. You are being human. To be human is to feel. To wonder. To question. To be emotional. To want to know. To understand. To help. To be. You never stop learning. Each day brings a new adventure.


Yeah, and being human is such a challenge.
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Of course being a human is hard work. You've got to pay bills, and work most of your life to not starve to death. But before that, many years of school. Then of course it's only natural to be bombarded with emotions once and a while and feel a sense of hopelessness but I truly believe in circumstance getting better. There were times in my life that I'd literally cry myself to sleep. I'd often question my purpose, etc. But the thing is in my deepest sorrows there was always a way to climb back out and once again stand on the peak of the mountain. Life ain't easy. No one said it was a bit of roses. But I feel like emotions always have a way to balance out. Just hope in having more happier days than sad ones.
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at least ur not a japanese person where societal pressure drives people to suicide
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at least ur not a japanese person where societal pressure drives people to suicide


That's any race of people, not just the Japanese.
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RedExodus wrote:

at least ur not a japanese person where societal pressure drives people to suicide


Japan seems like a place where people prefer to live to work rather than work to live. But that can be anywhere in the world.
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xX_Dave_Xx wrote:

Of course being a human is hard work. You've got to pay bills, and work most of your life to not starve to death. But before that, many years of school. Then of course it's only natural to be bombarded with emotions once and a while and feel a sense of hopelessness but I truly believe in circumstance getting better. There were times in my life that I'd literally cry myself to sleep. I'd often question my purpose, etc. But the thing is in my deepest sorrows there was always a way to climb back out and once again stand on the peak of the mountain. Life ain't easy. No one said it was a bit of roses. But I feel like emotions always have a way to balance out. Just hope in having more happier days than sad ones.


Will it ever be easy? Are humans not meant to have easy lives and only know struggles and pains?
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Will it ever be easy? Are humans not meant to have easy lives and only know struggles and pains?


We have good times too. Animals didn't invent Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia.
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You just need to remember we are all imperfect and error-prone. Life is like school, it has a core curriculum. Humanity happens to be a big section. If only someone wrote helpful notes in the textbook.
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It is difficult because there isn't a clear definition other than a biological one; once society gets involved, which it inevitably does when humans are concerned, it's all over.

To be human seems to involve balancing the desires of the individual and the society they live in; the conflicts between those are what makes it difficult:

Is it more human to act for oneself or for others?
To restrict one's freedoms in favor of others'?
To follow social norms or rules one dislikes or to act against them?

If one gives in to their desires, they are bound to do something that will harm others, and be shunned for it, possibly even being considered inhuman.
If one ignores their desires to meet others desires instead, are they giving up their humanity? A Clockwork Orange comes to mind...
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qualeshia3 wrote:
Will it ever be easy? Are humans not meant to have easy lives and only know struggles and pains?


We have good times too. Animals didn't invent Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia.


I guess so. I'm still trying to figure out things.
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It is difficult because there isn't a clear definition other than a biological one; once society gets involved, which it inevitably does when humans are concerned, it's all over.

To be human seems to involve balancing the desires of the individual and the society they live in; the conflicts between those are what makes it difficult:

Is it more human to act for oneself or for others?
To restrict one's freedoms in favor of others'?
To follow social norms or rules one dislikes or to act against them?

If one gives in to their desires, they are bound to do something that will harm others, and be shunned for it, possibly even being considered inhuman.
If one ignores their desires to meet others desires instead, are they giving up their humanity? A Clockwork Orange comes to mind...



Society can also be a problem too when it comes to understanding how humans work. My desire is to understand the way humans work in hopes of better understanding myself.


Is it weird that I thought about how to tackle your comment and couldn't get through it?
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