WORD, HUMAN by Kathryn Merrifield

To be clear, what is on your mind, is not the truth. It’s just the combination of your perception and your belief system bundled inside your neurosystem that is built on an emotional subset of experience that really has no bearing in reality.

The truth is the truth. Racism and bigotry are that and those, but not truth.

For instance, the truth-based definition of human being is, according to Oxford (I’m also boycotting Wiki-dispensation for being an info-whore drama twit): “A man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance.”

That is one definition, but others define a human being as one who is able to use language – this quality separates our species from other animals. It makes us unique. Oddly, it also divides us.

Let me further define that “superior mental development” and “language” would then allude to the need to use language in a way to define our species.

That said, listen. Closely.

Be very careful of who and what you listen to, and what and which you say, because the how “did we get here” is “now, we did get here,” and all we hear is hate.