I find myself asking that often.
About people, events, circumstances, or personal challenges.
I want to understand people, the world, and myself better.
Would I do the same things if I were put in their shoes? Does age, sex, nature, nurture, race, ethnicity, alter how I’d respond to a situation?
“In essence, the human condition is the self-aware, and reflective nature of homo sapiens that allows for analysis of existential themes.”
I’m not a philosophy, psychology, sociology, biology, science or any other ‘-ology’ major.
I just love science and learning. (I am a BA holder in GIS . If you know what GIS is without Google, bonus points.)
I began my “crusade” when I stumbled upon the MBTI and became interested in personality and psychology.
While MBTI may not be an exact science, it is extremely interesting. I started spending my spare time searching psychology threads, reading articles on psychology and personality research, and other science-related happenings.
“The human condition is the subject of such fields of study as philosophy, theology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, demographics, evolutionary biology, cultural studies, and sociobiology.
The philosophical school of existentialism deals with core issues related to the human condition including the ongoing search for ultimate meaning.”
Learning is a Passion
Along with my new reading material, I’ve always tried to stay up to date on the news.
I enjoy it.
Coffee in the morning. Scrolling through my news feeds; The Today Show humming in the background while I begin my day.
I have a two year old whose life I think about constantly.
The implications of my actions on her, her life on others, and how she will be shaped by the world.
The world is cruel.
It’s a reason I worry about her and wonder why people are the way they are.
The world is hostile and also amazing, confusing, breathtaking, and angry.
Much like a child.
Things I read about crimes, life, or experiences stick with me more than they ever did before my child.
So I’m writing about what keeps me up at night.
I’d love your input. I appreciate positive or negative feedback that encourages discussion.
You may not agree with me and I may not agree with you. That’s ok.