Humanness is a quality of personality, which is characterized by moral principles that express humanism in relation to the everyday relationships of people. Humaneness 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. Humanness refers to the highest virtue, the dignity of man.
Humaneness is characterized by a number of attributes that 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
Humanness is manifested as a personality trait in the actions of a person in relation to the outside world. Respect for people, promoting and supporting their well-being, sincere desire to help or support. More fully, this feature is revealed in collective and interpersonal relationships when working together and communicating directly with people. In social groups, this quality is the most referent.
This property of the personality is formed on the example of parents or other reputable adults. The manifestation or absence of such a way of manifestation of a person is caused by the intrafamily way of life and the transferred, by the older generation to the younger, scenario.
The main role in the formation of this quality is played by the upbringing of the mother, which creates the norms of the lifestyle in the family, which contributes to the development of the child’s morality. There are situations where children are required to display high moral qualities without prior learning and example, which causes internal and external conflicts of a growing personality.
In the process of development and socialization in the group, the individual is required to show friendliness and participation, the ability to communicate with other participants in the process, to form and voice their position, to defend it. With low development of the required skills, rejection by a team or team occurs, which contributes to the appearance of outsiders. The reason for this separation is the issue of success and morality, as different categories.
A person begins to master the rules of relationships at a younger preschool age, learning cultural and hygienic skills. Kids, obeying the requirements of adults, tend to follow the rules themselves and control the observance of these rules by the rest of the 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 here the problem of manifestation of humanity arises, because it is sometimes very difficult for carers to calmly respond to such requests. And the child who has filed a complaint is advised to stop his peer personally another time and remind the rule in the group.
The process of the formation of humanity is especially active in the period of “I myself”, when a child acquires independence and demands 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 the 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 a person without reflecting his real personality and attitude. In market relations, which were formed and successfully developed in interpersonal relations, moral values and personality ceased to be connected due to the pursuit of material goods, attributes of success and well-being. Humanity, humanity became a kind of synonym for weakness, although literature and cinema often exaggerate these manifestations in their characters.
The need for love, acceptance, respect is realized through the manifestation of interest, as participation in the lives of others. The complexity of such a manifestation of humanity is that many people grew up in less favorable conditions than are needed to inculcate such qualities. This is especially reflected in children whose parents grew up at the end of the twentieth century in the CIS countries. At that time, it was necessary to survive, and the manner of upbringing changed, children grew up in a rush of information, with no positive examples, corrections and authority of their parents.
For the formation of moral standards and inculcating the skills of manifestation of their important component is the family and its traditions. In authoritarian families, where parents demand submission and their absolute authority, children grow up as opportunists, who have obvious difficulties in communication. Children who have been subjected to excessively strict upbringing methods have a distorted understanding of relationships with people and in the family, which can find a way out in various behavioral characteristics, for example, aggression.
The manifestation of humanity in people who grew up in democratic families, occurs more naturally. These families form a sense of self worth and teach children openness to other people. Emotional environment in families, which is based on the interest to children, their needs, care and respect is the main condition for the formation of the moral values of the child.
The formation of humanity affects the number of family members. Children who grow up in numerous families, where there are numerous relatives, have more examples of behavior and solutions to situations, authorities and opinions. A large number of relatives contribute to the formation of kindness, community, friendliness, respect, trust, and in such families the skills of empathy are acquired, which are the constituent parts of humanity.
The problem of humanity exists in its absence. Its manifestation lies in our perception of ourselves, our and others' abilities, 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 the 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 exploring the environment and the world, children are set up to fight for the survival of adult life in the “jungle”. As adults, children perceive others as more rivals than partners, hence the hostile attitude.
The problem of humanity is faced by everyone and everyone in their lives. People need support from people at some point. This is especially felt in difficult periods, during decision-making or responsibility. And then there are difficulties regarding the adoption of humane actions of other people. After all, to feel its significance through confirmation from the outside you need to be open to this external. Openness to others requires their trust, self and confidence in their own rights. The same problem of manifestation of humanity and other moral qualities of the individual depends on the acceptance of his right to life and the right to life of other people. It can be added that parents, who are the mother in the first years of life, the so-called basic trust in the world, are teaching the adoption of the right to life. When he is not there, the person feels threatened by the environment, therefore, he will defend himself and act solely in his personal interests. A person capable of expressing humanity has a strong basic trust. It is formed by the person himself through a conscious choice or by the mother.
The parental example of the attitude towards others serves as an a priori behavior scenario for the child. Protection from the world, a mindset to fight, the promotion of individual doubts in one’s own strengths, abilities and rights, leads to difficulties in understanding relationships and their need, to the problem of understanding or lack of such, the benefits of humanity.
Examples of humanity from life
Humanity in society has become a kind of trend in relationships, which creates conditions for understanding the value of the individual. This helps to get to know the people around them better, find like-minded people and improve communication. People are beginning to reach out to those who are genuinely interested in them. A person helping people in need shows his abilities to value life.
In professional activity, 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 towards a pair of elderly people. They mowed the lawn, swept the tracks and replaced the tires on the car of an elderly couple, and also took the elderly man to the hospital on time and had an operation that extended his life. According to the head of the fire department, where the Timur members worked, they did not say what they had done, he learned about it from the news feed in social networks.
The manifestation of humanity saves the lives of loved ones. This is a natural manifestation of the need for love and acceptance. It is very easy to manifest humanity, it is enough to start talking, as a teenager did. In Dublin, USA, a young man, Jamie, 16 years old, saved a man by asking just one question: "Are you all right?" Such a simple question and so much good. The man was going to say goodbye to life, the boy asked him, then they talked. Ultimately, in the future, this man became a happy father.
The manifestation of humanity enriches life. Whether it is help to a person, an animal in saving their life, or it is the usual attention to the state and needs of friends and strangers. This participation in life, this is an opportunity to show yourself, that the stupid and nasty thoughts about their inferiority were a mistake. Humanness is a character trait of a personality, its manifestation is a personality power, it is a value that consciously appears.
These were examples of the manifestation of humanity at the request of the people, it was a conscious choice. This choice can come to everyone, realizing their own value and significance as a person, a person, an ideal being who can do more than just live.