On Being Human, Part 2: Exceeding the Limits of Understanding

by Tammy Tillotson

To be human is to exist, within the limits of present human knowledge, as the apogee of the food chain, while simultaneously epitomizing and encompassing all aspects of the duality of nature in all its vast forms… So what? What does that really mean to me?

Life Lessons
I paid enough attention in 11th grade English to add apogee to the lexicon of my seemingly endless mental dictionary of contradictions. I believe the exact words the professor scrawled in red were something to the effect of “if this is the apogee of your writing efforts I suggest you make an appointment to see me about withdrawing.”

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On Being Human: Within the Limits of Understanding

by Tammy Tillotson

“The Answer to Human Life
Is not to be found within the Limits
Of Human Life.”— C. G. Jung

To be human is to exist, within the limits of present human knowledge, as the apogee of the food chain, while simultaneously epitomizing and encompassing all aspects of the duality of nature in all its vast forms.

Comprehending Human Nature
Comprehension of human nature is solely limited to the understanding of manifestations that have been created and defined throughout history in order to achieve or rather establish a sense of order within an otherwise chaotic environment.

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