Distinctly Human?

Dilemma: From Megan

"What differentiates the human mind from that of any other species?"


My Truth

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we could not. What distinguishes the human brain from that of any other species, is our proclivity to imagine—we exist on the brink of two worlds, physical and cerebral, an amalgam of reality of fantasy. While most animals abide to the present moments, humans possess further cognitive abilities: we fabricate feelings, feign scenarios, and indulge in the beauty of our dreams. Furthermore, this particular capacity of the frontal lobe grants us a series of distinct qualities by virtue of our boundless imaginations: empathy, creativity… Therefore, to not acknowledge the promises of the human psyche, is to lose humanity.

The Wise Kiwi Has Spoken