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What is the human condition?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17130points) 1 month ago

Is it curable? Or what makes us special?
16 minute YouTube video on
Why It Would Suck To Live Through The End Of The Universe

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Inspired_2write's avatar

Having human capabilities to think, feel, understand , have emotions etc
Good video but fast talking, interesting though.
Basically to be happy that one is alive.

kritiper's avatar

It is the state of being. (Thanks to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.)

I think it is humanity’s (seeming) belief that Man is something special, more special than all other life on the planet.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

@kritiper right? We can’t accept that we are no more special than frogs and worms and snakes. Or dogs and cats. Our DNA is not any more spectacular.

Kropotkin's avatar

The awareness of our mortality and the attempt to differentiate ourselves from other species and finding greater meaning, while there being no difference and no meaning.

From this paradox results all our creative and destructive tendencies, and human culture itself.

P.S. Amusing video

josie's avatar

It is that thing that causes the video to be thought provoking.

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