All your life, you've inevitably been raised in a certain manner, a certain way, whether by other figures or by yourself. And that is what formed what you are now.
But how willing are you to explore that? How willing are you to take into consideration what really shaped you?
How willing are you to go into the crisis of wonder which discovers the components of humanity?
Lots of things can account for making a difference between humans and other members of kingdom Animalia.
These things are such as elaborate language, theological beliefs, advanced morality, and many others.
Our complex systems of linguistics allow for transaction of profound ideas and thoughts.
Our language is how we convey our burning emotions directly in a phonetic manner,
it transports our ideas from sounds into cognitive and intuitive relationships in the listener's intercalated web of neuronal interconnections that form the brain.
Language itself is divided into many subcomponents; but it is often perceived as a monistic entity.
Prosody allows for us to predict what's upcoming, pronouncing a sentence with a static tone, even at the end, will give the assumption that the sentence is yet to be finished.
But presenting a phrase with a receding or rising amplitude of sound hints to that the sentence is ending.
Our systems of communication aren't only verbal, our posture and gait can be indicators of our mood, health states, and well-being.
Moreover, we possess consciousness, and therefore imagination. Our creativity can fly high with its wings and achieve the wildest of daydreams.
We tell stories & legends, expand dogmas and doctrines, we express ourselves, we want answers, we want to know why what is is what it is.
That may or may not be the origin of religion, religion is subjective, it is immensely touched by what the concerned person adopts as ideology and process of thought.
Some people will see existence and the omniverse itself from a religious standpoint, others from an agnostic or atheistic point of view.
But one thing unifies us, no matter what we believe in or want to believe in, we all want answers,
it is engraved deep inside of our brains that we shall dig throughout reality and the world for as many answers as possible.
We want to know, we need to know, we need to quench our thirst of curiosity and inquisitiveness.
And for some people, religion doesn't do the trick, and for those persons, science and empirically proven studies are bliss.
Among many other traits, is our ability to develop a system of morals and ethics just by using our biological altruistic and social nature,
as well as further advancing it by adding accessory laws against the unethical. Moreover, we, humans, are able to give ourselves meaning.
We can give our life meaning, but only through will, some may be satisfied with seeing themselves as a slave that will rise into the noble class in the afterlife,
some prefer setting their own value and goals in life by pursuing their personal opinions and ideologies,
while some others favor thinking of themselves - as well as all other humans - as mere biochemical machines with their only worth being the energy contained in their mass and in
their composing atoms' bonds.
The last aforementioned view is one that is quite peculiar: Throughout history, humans have thought of themselves as the center of it all, especially during the rise and dominance of religion,
we became inherently egocentric by thinking the universe revolved around us, our souls grew to be children of Narcissus.
We went so far as to rejecting all scientific theories that proved otherwise: that humans are a mere vessel through which the universe may gain awareness of itself throughout metabolic
and cellular processes that come together to form a whole.
This rejection often also ended in execution, due to the deep fear that inhabited us, the deep fear that maybe, after all, we have no spiritual worth,
that maybe we are but mere evolutionary accidents, that the universe is but a miraculous physicochemical accident. We wanted to be comfortable with our lives, with our minds, with ourselves.
Religion provided us with all the comfort and care we needed as it appreciated the human race thoroughly and embraced - almost - all of its aspects,
but it also shamed some other concepts based on subjective ethical judgement.
Eventually, we came to appreciate that we are not the center of everything, we are but mere organisms, but we have complexion in that we can only be understood holistically,
and that kept us some comfort.