The Ordinary Human

The ordinary human


It seems rather strange to begin a title about the human being with the word  ’ordinary’. As humans, we are in the process of evolution, not withstanding our genes but also our consciousness. When we use the word ordinary we are alluding to the idea that we are rather ordinary–nothing very extraordinary. Of course, an immediate outcry might be that we all know people who ARE extraordinary. Perhaps that’s a good start for the differentiation. What makes some ordinary and others extraordinary? Money, looks, power, charisma, success? All of these ‘maketh man’. Others may have a je n’est sais pas quoi; a certain something that doesn’t quite fit in to the established model of extraordinary. So what is this ordinary human?

 The ordinary human

The ordinary human

We are human by dint of our neocortex; this is what distinguishes us from higher mammals and other creatures. This part of our brain offers executive thinking–the capacity to collate all relevant input and make informed decisions based on structured and ordered thought, as well as being able to see the bigger picture–the bigger rather than local narrative. The neocortex enables us to have cognitive, rational and global understanding that also gives us a supposed superiority over the lower kingdoms. It ought to make us reason that we have stewardship over the earth, yet we only see this moral ascendency in a few people. It would appear that those who govern or rule over our lives do not appear to have such ethical or moral concerns but labour to better the local parish–inferring here to local nationalist ideals rather than global. In this way the ordinary human falls prey to the lower elements that create their self. The picture above would then be modified and be made into a variety of combinations to illustrate that the human we 'see' is in fact, operates from the forces or influence of their inner state. This is when the lower but essential components of the human being are disarrayed, disorganized, re-ordered, pushed out, buried; in this way the human is not speaking from an integral being but a being that is far from ideal.

  Left : 'normal' human,  2nd from left : Instinctual reflexive human, with strong active emotions,  3rd from left : Instinctual reflexive human whose power, sexuality, drive and ambition are buried.  Right:  An strongly emotional empathetic human.   

Left: 'normal' human, 2nd from left: Instinctual reflexive human, with strong active emotions, 3rd from left: Instinctual reflexive human whose power, sexuality, drive and ambition are buried. Right: An strongly emotional empathetic human.

 

  Left : 'normal' human.  2nd from left:  Human in the dark, trampled on by active and strong emotions which are dominant.  3rd from left : A very strongly empathetic human who is stuck in their feelings and cannot 'do' anything about it.  Right:  A human buried in feelings or emotions.   

Left: 'normal' human. 2nd from left: Human in the dark, trampled on by active and strong emotions which are dominant. 3rd from left: A very strongly empathetic human who is stuck in their feelings and cannot 'do' anything about it. Right: A human buried in feelings or emotions.