During the training this weekend, the following question was posed rhetorically: “What makes you human?” Briefly reflecting on the question now as I draft this post, I listed the following:
1. Anxiety and soul connections.
2. Love. (As Erich Fromm defines it: “the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth”).
3. Empathy and struggle.
5. Joy – specifically, Black joy.
6. Play and laughter.
9. The ability to learn and question.