I Love Everything That Makes Me More Human

By Nischal Lal Shrestha | On Sun, Feb 3 2019 | Filed under Thoughts

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What does it mean to be a human?

As I read through the chapters of Honda Katsuichi’s book "The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan’s National Shame", one sergeant confessed that because a crying baby disturbed him while he was raping the baby's mother, he threw the baby into the boiling water. Was that Sergeant a Human?

Before telling something is human and something is not, we first need to define What does it really mean to be a human. Does having a human-like appearance will make me a human? Does speaking a Human Language will make me a human? If so, then the Sergeant who threw a baby in the boiling water is a human, the abusers of "Abu Ghraib Torture" are also a human, the doctors who performed "Nazi Human Experiment" are human too.