What does it mean to be human?
‘What does it mean to be human?’ Actor Edgar Ramirez explains in his speech for the ‘HeforShe-turns-two’ event the importance of feelings by asking this significant question. After all we, as human’s, all have feelings. So “how does a being who feels so deeply, as we all do as humans, thrive in a culture that discourages feelings?”
A reality, not only important for women, but even more so for men and boys.
Our emotions are a powerful tool that help us to survive and thrive in our life.
They tell us what is important for us and what’s not. They show us if our boundaries are crossed. They help us understand and learn. They make us independent, strong and empathetic. All key elements in living a life as a human being.
Learning how to deal with your emotions and feelings is essential in every child’s upbringing and education. Wouldn’t we all like to feel independent, strong and able to deal with life’s challenges?
That is what feeling can bring you. That is what feeling can do for every man, every boy, every woman and every girl.
That is what feeling can do for every human.
HeforShe is a UN Women initiative to create a gender equal world. As they say; “it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue”.