„My goal is to be kind to everyone” – a survey on humanity in our course

We asked students in our course about their very own definition of humanity. Find out their answers here!

As the title of this chapter already implies it is all about unity, togetherness and with that also humanity.

Humanity: an eight-letter word with so much meaning behind it. According to the Oxford Dictionary humanity is “understanding and kindness towards other people” and “the condition of being human”.  The science behind humanity, “humanism” has its beginnings in the 18th century, where philosophers were concerned with the questions of what constitutes a human being and how human beings should be. Since 1948 there has been the “Universal declaration of Human Rights” written by the United Nations, that declares, that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

Sounds simple and reasonable, but especially in times of a global pandemic, wars and fights for democracy in a lot of states around the globe, humanity still seems a long way away. To remind you of the little things, that humanity can also be, we started a little survey in our course, asking about the students for their very own definition of humanity and how they practise it in their everyday life. Read some of the answers below and be inspired to be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be.

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the survey!

What is your personal definition of humanity?

How do you show humanity in your everyday life?

What do you find deeply inhumane?