What it means to be human…

Humans want to communicate

Humans have/need a dream

Humans have a desire to help others

Humans seek happiness

Humans need friends/ Humans need companions

Humans want to learn/seek knowledge

Humans need to express their emotions

Humans can be ignorant and should be more aware

Humans are violent

Humans fight for what they believe in

Humans have conflict/war

Humans prevail despite conflict

Humans may abuse power

Humans evolve

Humans want to be remembered because most like recognition

Humans disagree

Humans may be  discriminatory/racist

Humans like to make our lives easier and better

Humans like to help and fight against perceived injustice

Humans are curious and seek knowledge

In the book The Giver by Lois Lowry, I learned that being different and having your own qualities is so much more important than being the same as everyone else. In this book, everyone lives in a society of sameness. A boy (Jonas) was chosen to be the “Receiver of Memory”. Being chosen as the receiver of memory, he is given the responsibility to store all the memories from the past. Since he has been living in this society of sameness emotions, color and memory are all new things to him. He has to cope with all the new information given to him and he see’s a whole new world he’d never imagine seeing. With the idea of sameness in this story, I learned that society should stop putting a standard where a certain ideal of a person is for the better. We are lucky enough to have our own qualities and are able to express our emotions. It has taught me that us as humans should be more grateful that we are living on this earth.