Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.
There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.
I feel like, God expects me to be human. I feel like, God likes me just the way I am: broken and empty and bruised. I feel like, God doesn't look at me and wish that I were something else, because He likes me just this way. I feel like, God doesn't want me to close my eyes and pray for Him to make me holy or for Him to make me pure; because He made me human. I feel like, God already knows I'm human...it is I who needs to learn that.
Empathy is the ability to step outside of your own bubble and into the bubbles of other people. Empathy is the ability that allows us to be useful creatures on this planet; without empathy, we are a waste of oxygen in this world. Without empathy, we are lower than animals. Empathy is the ability that allows us the perception of things around us, outside of ourselves; so a person without empathy is a limited human being, someone who will only live half of a life.
Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget that you are human.
To be human is to be whole, but to fail to see this wholeness.
Embrace your imperfections. We are not machines.
In a recent interview I was asked, what do I represent. And my reply was same as always - I represent a species with all its diversities, not a nation, religion or ideology.
Here I give you four foundational pillars of being human - four pillars of humanhood. The four pillars of humanhood are devotion, duty, acceptance and action - devotion to human interest, duty to stand up to discrimination, bigotry and injustice, acceptance of all humans regardless of belief, intellect and status, and action to eliminate the issues in one's society.
The worst of humanity comes out in the shadows.
Your seeking is your becoming and it comes with a consequence
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Speech is a very important aspect of being human. A whisper doesn't cut it.
I just feel compelled to continue to be transparent. It just really levels the playing field and eradicates the shame that I have, or that one might have, about being human. So I'm going to just keep going.
Oh, humiliation is poisonous. It's one of the deepest pains of being human.
Everyone is different. We all suffer from the disease of being human. There are a thousand cures but no antidotes.
For Aristotle, goodness is a kind of prospering in the precarious affair of being human.