We humans!

For a while now I’ve been in the midst of a flurry of events happening at breathtaking speed. I’m living life in the fast lane if I may say so myself. In all this while I’ve made some observations about human psychology. Though I’m not a certified expert at this subject, observation teaches me a few lessons and I want to put it in paper and ink (not quite literally though.)

I’ve observed that human beings can adjust to any situation. They will groan, complain, and abuse change when it arrives but they acclimatize to it under any circumstance. Basically, if you tell someone that they do not have access to certain resources they will complain about it but sub-consciously their minds program themselves to work without it. And at the end of the day humans can do well without the ‘particular’ resource themselves. Humans can live in the harshest conditions if need be. They can take anything that comes their way. Even if they think they cannot take it, they eventually do. Humans are very much capable of taking care of themselves by themselves.

That last sentence brings me to another point I’ve noticed. No human in the world can help another human. We help ourselves or we don’t help ourselves. It is in human nature to be an individual at all times. We are an entity by ourselves and we live that way each day. Sometimes when we are in a fix we fool ourselves into thinking that our ‘friend’ will help us out but the fact remains, your ‘friend’ only gives you support, at the end of the day you help yourself. You do. (I want to add that we cannot do without the support though.)

One more thing that I have noticed about human behaviour is that we are a very scared lot. Humans look for negativity and hidden truths in everything they see. They think everything and everyone has a cloak to hide the reality that it possesses. We don’t trust each other enough. It is a shortcoming of us being part of a race and unfortunately we don’t realise we are a unit by ourselves.

Humans also love to worry. It is like an addiction and a necessity at times. Worrying about what happened, what will happen and what they will do when it happens. If you notice they don’t worry about today. Because they don’t realise they live in today. Worry gives humans a reason to plan their future. Plan what they want and what they don’t want. Unfortunately, sometimes, this is more of a hindrance than help.

It is essential for a human to seek acceptance. This characteristic is also mentioned in the Maslow’s Hierarchy Theory and very rightly so. In order to seek acceptance humans tend to go overboard by making it a habit to please others and keep a tab on what they think others think of them. Note: it says what ‘they’ think others think of them. Everyone is so busy thinking of what someone thinks of them and thus it just adds up to no one thinking much about anyone!

I’ve made these observations by noticing people around me, the ones I’ve been directly interacting with and the ones that I’ve been observing from afar. I don’t have a judgement to pronounce by the end of this and I think it’s not fair on my part to even try to do so. As of now this is all I had to say and until I see some more characteristics its adieu from me!!

7 thoughts on “We humans!

  1. Good observstions but could do with a little bit of spit and polish. In fact I feel you are a better writer on imagination than factual. Don’t mind but you could even improve in this area.
    Keep going. Don’t stop.

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    1. Sir, I can never ‘mind’ ur comments…they help me in ways that nothing else could..I will work I promise! Thanks 🙂

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  2. I couldn’t agree more.

    Like someone put it so beautifully-

    “You are three people.
    You are what you think you are.
    You are what others think you are.
    You are what you think others think you are.”

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    1. I’m not a cynic..I’ve just observed all this I’m not passing judgement of pronouncing statements Niks…

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  3. I have a few issues with your post.

    First of all you’ve generalised your observations and applied them to the entire human race. I would really appreciate this post more if you would use more “me” or “I” instead of “we” or “us”. Even the title says “we humans!” which I found to be a little presumptious. Also seems like you don’t want to take responsibility for this post… What I mean is that if you really wanted to take responsibilty, you would use more of “I”, “Me” Etc.

    Somehow I feel that you want to try to apply this to the entire human race, since you don’t want to feel alone when you have to bear the brunt of life in general. You want to get comfort from the fact that everyone else is in the same boat. Which may be a fallacy and you don’t want your bubble to burst.

    What’s interesting is how you ended the post with a completely contradictory statement, “I don’t have a judgement to pronounce by the end of this and I think it’s not fair on my part to even try to do so” Here you seem like you want to play it safe. It does look extemely diplomatic.

    I loved these sentences “No human in the world can help another human. We help ourselves or we don’t help ourselves.” It’s very true and I can truly empathise with you in this particular instance.

    But I really liked this post. It was very interesting and thought provoking. Your writing (much like your dilated pupils and handwriting) reveal a lot about you. Your personality and your thoughts. I hope I’ve succeeded in creeping you out.

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    1. ROTFL.

      Yeah you managed to but the last line just fizzed out all the effect.

      I’m glad you have issues with my post. We can discuss it over lunch on Monday 😉

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