Human–What is that being? A Theme Essay with Musical Side-Effects.

*Okay, I picked this Human Theme and wow, did I ever put myself in one heck of a wormhole by doing so.  I don’t think this has gone at all as I thought it might. I’m really curious what Bear, Johnny, Willow and Deborah have come up with for their Human Theme Essays. I might try this again–or not. I can’t say I’m happy with this posting and I can’t say I’m not. Maybe I have too many issues with humanity in general at this point in time? Yeah, I’m more than a little pissed at us regarding the state of the only planet we can call ‘home’ because we are responsible for this state of affairs. So, I think that’s coloring my view of humans.  I suspect The Doors’ song just might sum up a good part of my attitude at the moment. But just part of it. Feel free to chat up any part of any of this. I really am interested in how ‘we’ view ourselves these days.  Now, on with the show:

Isn’t it cool that a band called The Killers has a song titled Human? If anyone knows of a band called The Lovers that has a song titled Human, please, please share it.

The Killers ~~ Human


What does it mean that we humans feel the need to make a declaration of our rights? Who violates innate rights and the natural laws and orders of our world? Oh yeah, we do. Falls under the phrase, ‘crimes against humanity.’  All humans are not nice, kind, compassionate and loving beings.  If we were then we would not need to make such statements–which are continually ignored and violated by our own kind. Hmm. What the hell are we going to do about this element of being human?
Created by Seth Brau
Produced by Amy Poncher
Music by Rumspringa courtesy Cantora Records


This UK series  about a vampire, ghost and werewolf living together in the same house and attempting to have ‘lives’ as human as possible, as impossible as that may be, is a sort of quest for a nonexistent holy grail for each of them.  Humans do a great deal of questing, questioning, and quests and so this non-human trio with strong human connections offers a great deal on the human condition and human nature. At least I think it does/did.  Moral choices just never seem to leave the daily in-box even when you’ve got to be careful around the full moon.

Being Human –Good-bye Trailer



I’ve included Time is Nothing partly because it gives glimpses of people around the world and the concept that humans travel a great deal from place to place. It also shows a lot of places touched by humans.

Time is Nothing

For more work by Kien Lam, visit The soundtrack was composed by William Lam, and is available as a free download on the site as well.


An Exercise in Humanity  The Doctor, as in Who, as human; a hell of a job for a Time Lord to do.  Song: Sia’s “Breathe Me” . How might a non-human attempt a life as human is the point of this Doctor Who montage of when Rose and a ‘human’ Doctor Who live as humans. I think it does a decent job of showing a range of human emotions and interactions. It’s certainly not complete–but it gives a window on some human couples.



Robin Williams gets to play out several lifetimes in this film. Take or leave the concept of reincarnation as you please. Still, the film offers some perspective on the human condition over time.  In some ways it paves the way for the much more ambitious film, The Cloud Atlas.

Being Human ~ film trailer


Something about The Doors and this song just feels soooooo right.  Sigh.

The Doors ~ People Are Strange


This was an unexpected find via an online search. I was fascinated by someone actually writing about how to become a better human being–according to their perspective of course.

David Cain

Raptitude is a blog for getting better at being human. I see being human as a skillset — something you can get better at if you take it upon yourself to do so. You can learn to temper rotten moods, shed your insecurities, shore up your weak points and sharpen your strong ones. Human minds and bodies are complicated vehicles for which there is no manual and no training, but we can learn to drive them a hell of a lot better than we often do, if only we make a point of it.

And glittering prizes await! Consistently agreeable moods. Unshakable gratitude. Strengthened relationships. Abundant days and sleepful nights. Capabilities you never imagined were in you. Relief from boredom, envy, frustration and complacency.

A little skill and insight go a long way.

About Raptitude and Getting Better at Being Human


Typical? Who is typical? What does this concept even mean for humans? I’m not entirely sure to be honest. But this attempt to use data to create a profile that changes over time is fascinating for what it tries to do–and the qualities of humans such venues can never grasp.







  1. November 17, 2013 at 11:28 am

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  2. November 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    […] Eva:           What is human… […]

  3. November 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    […] Eva:           What is human… […]

  4. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    November 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    The NG video made me feel like an outsider, but it was very informative. 🙂

    • November 17, 2013 at 3:52 am

      Yes, I have no doubt it did, John. You’re not alone in that department.

  5. penpusherpen said,

    November 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I am reading the post and comments and finding time running out, erm, not that I’m in danger of suddenly dying or that Armageddon is here, just need more time to assimilate everything. AND what’s more need to catch up with Sarge etc… and have more breakfast. I shall return forthwith, complete with bottle of wine and erm, another bottle of wine. 🙂 see ya soon xPenx

    • November 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      (((((((( PEN))))))))))!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I’ll get some fresh bread and cheese to go with the wine! )

      • penpusherpen said,

        November 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

        OOooh goody, real butter on t’bread too? Melting into the cheese, not that I’m greedy nor nuffnk, just hungry., and glugging t’wine. Hiccc!!! xxxxxxxxxxx

      • November 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm

        Only REAL butter ever! How about a little oven toasted with butter, a touch of fresh garlic, a dash of sea salt and, of course, cheese–fresh mozz or some sharp cheddar? Hmm?
        Now where’s the good corkscrew? LOL. xxxxxxxx

  6. November 14, 2013 at 1:40 am

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  7. November 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Bear with me folks, sometime, somewhere along the way I WILL get the links inside the post straightened out. Somehow! LOL. Johnny, where’s your can of computer friendly WD40????

  8. November 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    […] Eva […]

  9. slpmartin said,

    November 13, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Another excellent series to stimulate the mind…thanks.

    • November 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Slpmartin, most of your poetry is all about human nature (s)–damn, how do you put up with ‘us’ all the time at the end of your poetic pen? Hmm?

    • November 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      Here’s Deborah

      ahh pc needs some tlc or something…bah

      • November 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

        Thanks————————— Someone sent this techy info today. Not useful for me. How ’bout you?———————
        Dear Tech Support,———————————–
        Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend to Husband and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend. In addition, Husband un-installed many other valuable programmes, such as Romance and Personal Attention and then installed undesirable programs such as Rugby, Football, Sailing and Continuous TV. Conversation no longer runs, and Housecleaning simply crashes the system. I’ve tried running Nagging to fix these problems, but to no avail. What can I do?
        Signed, Desperate ——————————————-

        Dear Desperate,————————————–
        First keep in mind, Boyfriend is an Entertainment Package, while Husband is an Operating System.
        Please enter the command: ‘http: I Thought You Loved Me.html’ and try to download Tears. Don’t forget to install the Guilt update. If that application works as designed, Husband should then automatically run the applications like Jewelry and Flowers, but remember – overuse of the above application can cause Husband to default to Grumpy Silence, Garden Shed or Beer. Beer is a very bad program that will download the Snoring Loudly Beta.——————————
        Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-in-law (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources). Also, do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband.
        In summary, Husband is a great system, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. It also tends to work better running one task at a time. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Food and Hot Lingerie.———————————-
        Good Luck, Tech Support

      • November 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

        Ahhhh, OKAY, Bear! Copy that. LOL. I will inform the computer that it is –um, which, I’m not sure at the moment–ooo I guess it is NOT in husband mode–it ought to be in boyfriend mode? Have I got that right? LOL.
        I wish it was that simple for this piece of ‘hardware’. LOL.
        Thanks for the great laugh to follow up my lunch, Bear.

  10. November 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I divided HUMAN BEINGS OF EARTH into two. We Begin and We Continue. ————————————————————————– We Begin ———
    —————————————————————————- We Continue ——
    ——————— I hope this works better and still keeps with the theme.
    Good Morning Eva XXOO

    • November 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Okay, thanks, Bear. I take it there is more than when I visited you after posting myself. 🙂 I shall surf in soon. Tea? Toast?

      • November 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

        Earl Gray + sugar, no toast, thank you. Do you have any fruit?

      • November 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm

        Green grapes, bananas, dried cherries and yummy prunes, of course. What’s your pleasure?

  11. November 13, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Maybe you could make another postings on a variation of your theme? I Embarrassed face goes here. I have set the precedent for that. I like all of this, but it feels like you really want to say more. Perhaps a lot more…. and I would like to hear more of what you have to say. 🙂

    Does YT not have as much available as it did a couple of years go? …. and a LOT more unavoidable advertisements? It has become almost as irritating as TV.

    Human we are.

    • November 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Good Morning, Bear. I may indeed make another posting. Actually I found this topic of ‘us’ humans much more distrubing and unsettling than I expected.
      Oh YT has plenty, Yes the adverts are annoying.
      And yeah,there are only so many directions one can go in at one time. 🙂

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