What makes us Human?


During one of my classes, we discussed life and living things and organisms. There were debates about organisms coming and developing from other organisms and the fact that we are all in the same circle of life. After this, we compared the difference between humans and other organisms. Obviously, that is the scientific part of it, others emphasized that God created all living and non-living in seven days. Several students focused more on having a soul or spiritual value to be considered human. The following day we continued and kept discussing humanism and this was a pretty interesting debate and topic.

Are Humans Not Animals???

What is humanism? What makes someone human? Some students in my class mentioned that humans have the ability to think about function and processes compared to other organisms but this was not fully true. One student brought this quote upon us in class and it mentioned that as humans "Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty" by Albert Einstein. She emphasized that as humans we value several things and ideas that other organisms do not need or even think about. Yes, animals do have a thought process. Humans tend to want to do good and sometimes do bad for their need to be human and the fact that we are able to rationalize about this is what makes us human as well. Humans are curious from the start just like animals. Humans also interact like other animals and in many different other ways compared to other animals. We differentiate but simultaneously react and function as animals. Humans stress potential value and goodness and on most occasions, this is not the case for animals. Survival of the fittest is more seen in the animal kingdom and life but for humans, we have the ability to do otherwise and help others instead.

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Why It Is Scientifically Proven That Golden Doodles Are The Best Kind Of Dogs

No matter what color you have, they are awesome.

Let me first say that golden-doodles are golden retrievers and a poodle mix. It's a big difference from other doodles. This is a new, popular kind of dog, that is known worldwide. It has been proven (not really but let's say it is) that they are the best dogs ever, in every color. Here are some reasons why:

1. They are great with kids!

2. Especially sick kids or kids with disabilities!

3. They enjoy the party life!

4. They love every kind of weather!

5. They can help you pass the hardest levels on Candy Crush.

6. They think they are humans.

Or just big babies.

7. They have the best manners!

8. They give the best hugs!

9. They make great therapy dogs! (Plus they are hypoallergenic)

10. They make everything a treasure!

11. They make the best snuggle buddies.

12. They make you laugh on your worse days.

* Basically all these pictures*

13. They are superstars!!

14. They make great study buddies! (Very important for college students or middle/high school students)

15. But most importantly, they are the cutest.

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A Letter to My Pets, Because I Miss You the Most

Sorry, Mom and Dad.


After being home for almost a month for winter break, I was itching to come back to school. I love my family and of course, I miss my friends from home. However, I ached for the constant freedom I had when I was here. When I was home, I had to abide by specific guidelines and do what my family wanted to do because they wanted to spend time with me. I really hope when my parents read this, they don't get the wrong idea but I needed some separation.

Now I have been back at school for a little over two weeks and I have gotten my freedom back; no phone calls from parents asking when I was going to be home for dinner or to drive my little brother somewhere. No having to ask to go somewhere, no fighting with my brother over what show we should watch. However, there are four little things that have my heart yearning for home.

My littlest love, Rabbit Downey Jr, is a six-month-old Lion's Head- Lop mix. He is cute as can be, has a wild mane that my mom has to give haircuts every few weeks, and a precious little nose that wiggles ferociously when someone gives him carrots. He likes to roam around the house and clicks his heels when he's happy. He is feisty and opinionated.

My spaz, Cameron, was a rescue. She was actually supposed to be my grandfather's dog. However, she was very skittish and afraid of men so my mom ended up offering to take her home. I remember when we would have to force her to leave her kennel to go outside or tiptoe around her so we wouldn't freak her out when she had to eat. Now, she gets up in your face wanting food, scratches you with her bony little feet whenever she wants to be pet and will give constant kisses. She loves to go on runs and she loves her food. I love that she has grown into a spunky girl, even though she can still have some nervous tendencies.

My furball, Solo, is, for lack of better words, a turd. He's clumsy, likes to pee on things, and always has to be the center of attention. He loves cuddles and he loves putting his face in yours so that you cannot get anything done. He thinks he's a lap dog when in reality, he's an almost sixty-pound golden-doodle with fur that probably adds at least five more pounds. He gives off the body heat of a small polar bear at night and he loves hugs. I miss his gigantic paws and how he always puts them in your lap when he wants attention.

My grumpy old man, Katniss, was a stray when we found him. My grandmother had just passed away and my cousin saw a cat outside. My mom told her not to go near it because "it probably has worms". Five minutes late, my mother comes back cradling a little gray kitten. Needless to say, we became cat people that day. He learned how to be a cat from a dog so he sits for treats and goes outside to use the bathroom. He likes to bring us half dead rodents and trick us into feeding him six times a day. He acts grumpy but when you go to bed, he'll lay on your chest or the small of your back so that you literally cannot move all night. I miss how obsessed he is with milk and cheese and uncooked chicken.

Okay, so I definitely used this article as a medium to brag about my pets. But here's to you, my babies. Love ya lots.

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