My assumptions About Being Human
In this increasingly individualistic and materialistic world there is a need to respect and value those characteristics that make us human, including:
- Our ability to attach, in significant ways, to each other as family members, friends, citizens in a shared community and inhabitants of the earth.
- The presence of diverse and sometimes confusing emotions such as: fear, love, anger, desire, and passion.
- The seeking of progress that leads to an acquisition of knowledge and development of wisdom.
- The capacity for reasoning and critical evaluation.
Life is of greatest value when it facilitates deep learning of our nature and potential and provides experiences that promote, to the fullest extent, the unfolding of our potential and the potential of others.