Quote:I believe one of the biggest drives otherkin have is to discover the purpose of being incarnated as a human.
Vercingetoral (If I spelled your name wrong I apologize) wrote that in Feral's Lucifer thread and I wanted to expand it into a question posed to the whole community. I'm not interested in the 'how', only the 'why'.
Personally, I believe the purpose of being human is, very simply, to be human. I think its flawed logic to long for anything else when one can be anything whilst being human. Human's created the gods, created every philosophy all because of one very commonly overlooked ability that only the human animal possesses: Language. Now I'm sure someone wants to scream, "Hey, we don't know if animals have language." But we do. We know how animals communicate whether through odor, body language or vocalizations. This is very different than the unlimited combinations of utterances that have formed the various languages (no matter spoken, written or even signed). But my point is that the essence of human intellectual and cultural heritage is made possible through the core medium of human language
. Broca's Area is solely found in the human brain (Please research "Tan Tan" if you don't know about Paul Broca's research in aphasia because it is evidentary knowledge and changes my post from 'this is what I think' to 'think is what science has prooved'.)
So I guess, if I had to sum up my own beliefs, I would say that the sole purpose of being human is to be human and experience a life that only a human animal can life. Through song, through writing, through art and thought...Because we're the only creatures on earth than can.
What do you think the purpose of being incarnated as a human is?