Humanity is a personality trait that is characterized by moral principles that express humanism regarding people's everyday relationships. Humanity is an acquired and conscious manifestation that is formed in the process of socialization and upbringing of a person by the example of significant authorities. Humanity is attributed to the highest virtue, human dignity.
Humanity is characterized by a number of signs, which are specific qualities of character and attitude to the world. These qualities include kindness, self-sacrifice in favor of others, goodwill, sincerity, sympathy, generosity, respect, modesty, honesty.
What is humanity
Humanity is manifested as a personality trait in human actions in relation to the outside world. Respect for people, promotion and support of their well-being, sincere desire to help or support. This feature is more fully revealed in collective and interpersonal relations in the joint work and direct communication of people. In social groups, this quality is the most referential.
This personality trait is formed by the example of parents or other reputable adults. The manifestation or absence of such a way of manifesting a person is due to the intra-family structure and the scenario passed down by the older generation to the younger.
The main role in the formation of this quality is played by the upbringing of the mother, which creates family standards in the family, which contributes to the development of the morality of the child. There are situations where children are required to display high moral qualities without prior learning and example, which becomes the cause of internal and external conflicts of a growing personality.
In the process of development and socialization in a group, the individual is required to show friendliness and participation, the ability to communicate with other participants in the process, to form and voice his position, to defend it. With a low level of development of the required skills, rejection by the collective or collective occurs, which contributes to the appearance of outsiders. The reason for this is the separation of the issue of success and morality as different categories.
A person begins to master the rules of relationships at a younger preschool age, assimilating cultural and hygienic skills. Toddlers, obeying the requirements of adults, tend to abide by the rules themselves and control the observance of these rules by other children in the group. Often young children turn to adults with complaints about the behavior of their peers with a request to confirm the rule, and this raises the problem of the manifestation of humanity, because it is sometimes very difficult for educators to calmly respond to such requests. And the child who has filed a complaint is advised another time to personally stop his peer and to remind the rule in force in the group.
The process of the formation of humanity is especially active during the “I myself” period, when the child gains independence and the requirements for his behavior increase, because a small person begins to identify himself as an individual member of society. At this time, the child learns about the rules and methods of communication, about interaction on the example of the nearest authoritative objects (parents, friends, heroes of books, films).
Humanity is a paradoxical phenomenon, it manifests itself through the actions of man without reflecting his real personality and attitude. In market relations that have formed and are successfully developing in interpersonal relationships, moral values and personality ceased to be connected due to the pursuit of material goods, attributes of success and prosperity. Humanity, humanity have become a kind of synonym for weakness, although literature and cinema often hyperbolize these manifestations in their heroes.
The need for love, acceptance, respect is realized through the manifestation of interest, as involvement in the lives of others. The complexity of this manifestation of humanity is that many people grew up in less favorable conditions than are needed to instill such qualities. This is especially reflected in children whose parents grew up in the CIS countries at the end of the twentieth century. At that time, it was necessary to survive, and the way of upbringing changed, children grew up in a rushing stream of information with missing positive examples, adjustments and authorities of their parents.
For the formation of moral standards and instilling the skills of manifestation of their important component is the family and its traditions. In authoritarian families, where parents require submission and their authority is absolute, children grow up as opportunists who have obvious difficulties in communicating. Children who have been subjected to overly strict methods of upbringing have a distorted idea of relations with people and in the family, which can find a way out in different behavioral characteristics, such as aggression .
The manifestation of humanity in people who grew up in democratic families occurs more naturally. These families create a sense of self-worth and teach children openness to other people. The emotional environment in families, which is based on interest in children, their needs , care and respect, is the main condition for the formation of moral values of the child.
The formation of humanity is also affected by the number of family members. Children who grow up in large families with many relatives have more examples of behavior and options for resolving situations, authorities and opinions. A large number of relatives contribute to the formation of kindness, community, friendliness, respect, trust, and empathy is acquired in such families, which are integral parts of humanity.
The problem of humanity exists in its absence. Its manifestation lies in our perception of ourselves, the abilities of our own and others, our duties, perception of the environment, ourselves in the world, as having the right to a place under the sun. For most, this is a problem, because there is no sense of security sufficient for the manifestation of humanity, as a norm in communication. Kindness, participation and other moral qualities of a person create a feeling of weakness and danger. This is the problem.
In the process of growing up and getting to know the environment and the world, children are set up to fight for survival in the "jungle" of adult life. As adults, children perceive others more as rivals than partners, hence the hostile attitude.
The problem of humanity is faced by everyone and everyone in their lives. At some point, people need support from people. This is especially felt in difficult periods, during decision-making or responsibility. And then difficulties arise regarding the acceptance of the human actions of other people. Indeed, in order to feel one's significance through confirmation from the outside, one must be open to this external. Openness to others requires trust in them, yourself and confidence in your own rights. Also, the problem of the manifestation of humanity and other moral qualities of an individual depends on the acceptance of one's right to life and the right to life of other people. We can add that the adoption of the right to life is taught by parents, namely the mother in the first years of life, the so-called basic trust in the world. When he is not there, a person feels a threat from the environment, therefore, he will defend himself and act exclusively in his personal interests. A person capable of manifesting humanity has a strong basic trust. It is formed by the person himself through a conscious choice or by the mother.
A parental example of attitude towards others serves as an a priori scenario of behavior for the child. Protection from the world, the spirit of struggle, the encouragement of the individual’s doubts about his strengths, abilities and rights, leads to difficulties in understanding relationships and their need, to the problem of understanding or lack thereof, the benefits of manifesting humanity.
Examples of humanity from life
Humanity in society has become a kind of trend in relationships, which creates the conditions for understanding the value of the individual. This helps to know people around you better, find like-minded people and establish communication. People begin to reach out to those who are sincerely interested in them. Man, helping people in need, shows his ability to value life.
In professional activities, humanity is also manifested. The most humane professions are doctors, teachers, rescuers.
Speaking of rescuers. In 2015, four guys from the state of Florida showed humanity with a couple of older people. They cut the lawn, swept the tracks and replaced the tires on an elderly couple’s car, as well as delivered the elderly man to the hospital on time and underwent surgery, which extended his life. According to the head of the fire department where the "Timurovites" worked, they did not say what they had done; he found out about it from the news feed on social networks.
The manifestation of humanity saves the lives of loved ones. This is a natural manifestation of the need for love and acceptance. To show humanity is very easy, just start talking, as a teenager did. In Dublin, USA, a young man, Jamie, 16 years old, saved a man by asking only one question: “are you all right?”. Such a simple question and so much use. The man was going to say goodbye to life, the boy asked him, then they talked. Ultimately, later this man became a happy father.
The manifestation of humanity enriches life. Either this is a help to a person, an animal in saving their lives, or is it the usual attention to the condition and needs of friends and strangers. This participation in life, this is an opportunity to show to oneself that stupid and nasty thoughts about one’s inferiority were a mistake. Humanity is a personality trait, its manifestation is the strength of the individual, it is a value that consciously appears.
These were examples of the manifestation of humanity at the request of people, it was a conscious choice. Everyone can make such a choice, realizing their own value and significance as a person, person, ideal being who can do more than just live.