to be human....
Happened to read a quote from a respected speaker and spiritual leader extolling the importance of being "Human" and concluding that to be human was almost the be all and end all for us..
There is a different angle to this
To be human is also in fact to imbibe a bundle of tendencies, habits, prejudices which are natural to human beings..
Just recall the saying "to err is human",,
Perhaps the guru meant by human only the good things in a human being..
But then is that not too much of a presumption?..
Every quote, even if it is from Vedas or Socrates or Chanakya, when read in isolation can convey meanings which were never intended,