To Be or Not To Be Human

I’ve never been driven to be normal or fit in. There have been times when I’ve conformed to a situation but I’m always left with feeling like an imposter. Perhaps I was transplanted from an alien planet or grown in a lab? Maybe I’m just 0’s and 1’s in a computer simulation. These aren’t even original thoughts so maybe I’m just a copy of a copy? 🤓

Humanity is made up of individuals who are all unique in their own ways. Who you are is based largely on where and when you were born, how you were raised and what influences your community as a whole had on you. I’m definitely a product of the USA, my childhood and the community I grew up in. I feel a smidge dysfunctional and largely indifferent to the world at large on a daily basis.

I saw a quote on Pinterest that really hit home…

Honestly, I don’t even play an active role in my life anymore… things just happen and I’m like “Oh, is this what we’re doing now? Ok.”

…truth. I don’t think I’ve played an active role in my life, ever. But I digress. Back to humans. 

I have people I take care of, people that I adore, admire and like. Yet recently I came to the conclusion that I just don’t like humans in general (yes, I am a cat person – that is besides the point🤣). It’s not that I’m scared of people or individuals. It’s not that I don’t understand people or see where they are coming from. It’s the entirety of humans as a whole in general that I’d just rather not be associated with. 

When the aliens show up, I’m not claiming any of you. Just a heads up. 

We can’t even all agree that the world is round or that dinosaurs were real. Facts are fiction and fiction is presented as facts. History keeps repeating itself yet history is also being erased by oppression, fear, misinformation and misplaced perception (which is not a new thing, just more noticeable with technology as it exists today). 

It would all be comical if it wasn’t harming other humans, creatures we share the planet with and the planet we are all stuck on.

It would be impossible for one person to take on all the issues and causes that plague the human race. Yet I feel that there is so much time, energy and emotion spent on things that shouldn’t even be an issue in the first place. Humans are humans and we are all born equal, regardless of race, sex or pronoun preference. Anyone who tells you differently wants to control you or the world around you for their own personal gain or god complex. 

If all the minutes, hours and days spent watching, reporting on or caring about the Kardashians was diverted to solving the hunger crisis that has plagued America and American children since the late 70’s … we would be feeding the world by now and no one would be left hungry. 

Human. Complex, diverse, full of powerful emotions and thought, able to do great acts of kindness or horrible acts of destruction. Singular yet part of a larger Community. Messy. Chaotic. Beautiful. Unique. 

I’m yet undecided if I would trip humanity to save myself from a zombie horde. It would probably depend on the individual human I was running with. I think that kinda makes me human. Damn. 

Da’Nela, an American Misfit, [she/her/hers/trying to be humanish, maybe]
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Journal Entry for TTBH; Topic: Human, #1

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