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What is the human condition?

  1. Morgan Anthony profile image70
    Morgan Anthonyposted 2 years ago

    What is the human condition?

    I'll leave this one open for interpretation. Interested to see the different responses...

  2. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    For the majority of people, the human condition is mostly an uphill battle to see if they survive the task at hand. For them, the human condition is mostly about struggling & being lucky if they survive the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, & even psychic travails of life.  They maintain that the human condition consists of a series of grays with only a miniscule amount of brightness throughout.  They will rationalize that their view of the human condition is the realistic & mature one.  They even assert that people who have a brighter conception of the human condition are somewhat amiss, needing a SEVERE reality check or they really have to GROW UP & SMELL THAT PROVERBIAL COFFEE.

    Then there are those who have even a MORE negative conception of the human condition.  They view the human condition as a neverending series of sufferings & trials, some worse than the other but it is NEVER smooth sailing.  To them, being human is one LONG penitentiary sentence from which the only freedom is death. They see the human condition is one long onerous, even odious treadmill of misery ad infinitum.  They strongly assert that humans exist in one DARK morass which they really do not know how to get out of.

    Others believe that the human condition can be more POSITIVE if people possess a more proactive & engaged mindset  & consciousness.  They contend that humankind only use 10% of their potential, especially mentally.  They maintain that humans have the capacity to make this world a virtual heaven on earth with abundance for all.  In their minds, most humans rather adopt a negative, pessimistic philosophy deemed to be "realistic"; however, such a philosophy is destructive as it deters the progress of humans into a more positive, evolved state. They aver that humans MAKE their condition what it IS & it is up to THEM to better their condition as they have the power to do so.

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      Norine Williamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      WOW!  Great analogy! R us psychiatrist? I cont to see responses giving psychological evaluations n which some r erroneous opinions, but ALL have "free will!" Rt?  Much "reasoning & logic" given! Grt resp fm unbeliever in which "the world" LOVES!

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    Norine Williamsposted 2 years ago

    Humans are "EVIL," so says Scripture!

    Genesis 6:5 says "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of "his heart" was only evil "continually!"

    Justification that "we are" is found in I John 2:16 which says, "For everything that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world."  If one possess one or more of these sins, "evilness" will "continually" exist in one!

    We must learn to "Walk in the Spirit" (Galatians 5:16) for Romans 8:8 says, "So, then, they that are in the flesh (human) cannot please God."