At the start of the year, I promised that I would write once a week….
That was two months ago. In the mean time, I failed to update my blog and this series fell by the way side. I am infamous for starting long haul projects and pausing for another project and somehow forgetting that another project meant so much.
As I struggle to find my place and continue on a million and two other projects, I needed to stop and come back to the project that constantly plagues me. What it is like being human?
As I am continuing within my career and constantly am surrounded by a multitude of life stories from the people I work with, the people I work for, and the people that I am in charge of helping, I cannot help but constantly come back to this project.
As I started the series I wanted to explore different facets of human nature and norms in society that in fact become the large picture of ‘being human’. One of the largest factors that both fascinates me and is also a subject that is near and dear to my heart is faith.
As humans within the world we all face different paths, decisions, hardships, upbringings, internal struggles, and the list is endless. Although we are all drastically different there is a constant theme that filters through society and that is Faith.
Eighty-four percent of the world population has a faith in some sort of religion. That equates to over 8 out of 10 people having some sort of belief system defined by a specific religious affiliation. In reality the eighty-four percent refers to people who identify as having a belief in a religion and does not account for the amount of influence that their religion has upon their life and values but it still gives an idea of Faith and the idea of faith within the world.
A part of being human and the way we live our lives is contingent upon a number of factors but regardless faith is a large factor for the majority of the world.
Faith can be defined in a multitude of ways but one that I personally would like to draw from, not only for this post but one that I utilize anytime I speak of faith is the following:
Faith- strong or unshakable belief in something, esp without proof.
As I explore the people around me, I tend to also explore the aspects of faith in individuals. I tend to come across two main groups of individuals, people who are deep and steadfast in their religion and people who think religion is the most ludicrous idea. One thing struck me, they all have a faith. Both have this Faith that things in this world have a natural order and that life has it’s own wait of turning things around.
It is a funny thing, Humans are built on this little feeling of Faith and what is yet to come. Regardless if it is a new day or new beginning. Faith is the corner stone of us Humans in one way or another.
Faith in the future. Faith in a new day. Faith in a divine being. Faith in heaven and hell. Faith in a place better than where you are at. Faith in tomorrow. Faith in who you are. Faith in your religion. Faith in your convictions. Faith in the good in the world. Faith in karma. Faith in what is to come. Faith in others. Faith in the unknown. Faith in science. Faith in technology. Faith in finding a cure. Faith in oneself.
Faith is constantly around us, and we each carry a little bit with us each day.
Faith is a subject that not only makes us human but divides us. It is the catalyst that perpetuate wars. A large subject constantly used as a way to separate each of us from one another instead of realizing it is a common ground for all of us.
What is being Human?
Being Human is having Faith. Having a strong and unshakeable belief is something.
But that ‘something’ is often times what separates us.
Please comment and share you thoughts below, I would love to know your opinions. Also there are a ton more subjects a head on being human, if you want to talk or discuss something specifically feel free to email, DM on Instagram, or leave a comment. I will be sure to answer or address it within a post. Also to get an understanding of the series please see Being Human: Introduction.
Until next time.