Misusing the Word "Human"
Why is it that when people screw up we say, “Oh, well, they’re only human.”
Why do we attach “human” to failure?
They failed? Oh, that’s a human thing.
(Don't get me wrong. Failing is a very human thing to do. And it's nothing to be ashamed of.)
But when people do something good, when they make the world a better place, when they dazzle us with their awesomeness, why don’t we say, “Hey. All right! Very human.”
Wouldn't that make just as much sense?
(Photo by Tsutomu Takasu)