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Humanity by RainbowReptile Humanity by RainbowReptile
Simple, but effective.

Sometimes I feel like humans are the least understood animals on this planet. People either see themselves as some sort of magical spirits above the laws and instincts that bind all living beings, or some sort of hideously destructive mistake on nature's part. While on many levels both of these ways of seeing might seem to be true, in my opinion there is much more to it.

Human beings, in the end, are really just animals. Sentient, creative and unmistakably one of the among the most successful single species in Earth's long history, yes, but still bound by the same laws and directives that give purpose to fish and insects. Does this mean that our lives somehow lack any value whatsoever? Of course not, but to truly attempt to understand humanity objectively, the first thing to understand is that we are just a small part of a much grander story.

That's were people start to get confused. Most understand that there are far greater forces than just us. But what part do we play? How can a small primate just now peeking out of the jungles of deepest darkest Africa be anything special?

As mentioned earlier, humans evolved into their present form via natural selection; An often slow, grinding an many times chaotic process that leads to more losers than winners. That's where the beauty lays. It's tragic, that we're here today while most other species are left to the rocks of the fossil record. Why us then? What makes us survivors in the constant struggle of nature?

It could be as simple as the cold practical physical adaptations we have slowly accumulate over time. From the smallest and most delicate muscles in our hands, to the vast superhighway of our brains, we are beautifully well designed for what we do. We are at root generalist, migratory creatures; obviously successful as we occur on every continent except Antarctica. If a wolf or a dolphin is beautiful doing what comes naturally to them, why shouldn't humans have that same appreciation on that level?

I don't feel like there's any reason we shouldn't.

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MewGiX3 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I value my own species thank you very much. :icondivaplz: 

*Not that I don't love animals as well* 
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PitchTheKitty Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
I am proud to be human! I agree with everything you said. I love animals AND people (I know that we are animals) equally.
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Morlord Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
I can say VERY little good about people. Of course there are good people (unfortunately too few) but one must not forget that we are the only species in which there really is such a thing as racism sexisimus senseless murders and wars also. Well ... I admit I'm maybe the wrong to the objective to assess because unfortunately I have quite often experienced the negative. But as I said we must never forget that everything has two sides good as well as bad.
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epictoothpaste Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
were ugly but beautiful on the inside <3
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EJ-1995 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is my most favourite stamp of all time

I could go on for years about how humans are just like any other animal trying to fight and survive in life but we just have very complex means of communicating or finding our way around.
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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Being made in God's image certainly helps
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah....no.
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DaBair Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Humans are way more beautiful than any wolf.
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gogopri Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The thing that separates humans from animals is our intellect and sheer determination. Either that or opposable thumbs.
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RammsteinFreak Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Nope, they are not.
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YouGotBloodOnMySuit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Irony? :iconhurrplz:
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VirunVIICrest Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
edgemaster
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Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Is that the chick from Persona 3 in your icon? Ugh..what's her name? ff
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VirunVIICrest Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aigis. :D
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Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Ah! Yes Aigis. Man I haven't payed Persona 3 FES in a while, got a lot of games to play.
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Kapuchino157 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm glad to see someone describing humans in a way that doesn't degrade other living things

Yes, we are a wonderful species, even with all our flaws

I'd be lying if I say I've never hated humanity and have never acted like "animulzarebetturnaoshaddaustoopidhooman"
But when it gets right down to it

and when you mature enough to understand it

Humans are exactly what your stamp describes ouo
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LegendaryMemory Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And sadly you all seem to miss the point. First off, what are you using to get onto deviantArt? The Internet, yes? Computer too? Who made the Internet? Who made the computer? I don't know, and I bet you don't either without having to look it up right now.

What am I saying? Humans are the least selfish species on the planet (or have the best capability to hide it). From the roads you use everyday, to the fact that you have the time to just sit here and think about all of this is because humans were able to work together and thought about others over themselves. The beauty of humans is the ability to care for each other, that of which NO OTHER animals seem to share. "Being human" is a term that means you have a heart, and sadly, it seems many of you are against it. 
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littlemisshufflepuff Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An awful lot misanthropists commenting on this stamp. Did nobody read the artist's description at all? Or did everybody just glance at the stamp itself and immediately hop on the "OMG HYOOMANZ SUK" bandwagon?
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LegendaryMemory Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly, that's what I'm facepalming in my mind about...
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rysliv Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Photographer
I could never define a human to be beautiful. 
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snowkitten23 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You, your friends, and your family are humans. Humans invented this site you're on. Humans invented the clothing you are wearing. They invented the medicine that helps you when you are ill. If you hate humans so much go out into the forest with no food,water,clothing,or any tools at all. Live off the land. I'm sorry if this sounds rude but I don't get human-haters. You and all the people dear to you are human, wether you like it or not. Your comfortable home was built by humans.The vet that helps you're pet is human.The people giving stray animals a home are humans.The people trying to save endangered species are human.
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Revonsusi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's debatable.
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HammedFox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A human is beautiful.
Humans are ugly.
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Hacker-8 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Humans suck! Someone push the button already!
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Tiny-Stamps Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013

Humans can be beautiful, but not in the same way as animals. Example:

 

"Look at that magestic lion!"

 

Sounds alright.

 

"Look at that magestic kid!"


Just sounds creepy.

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wolf-lover-1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
well thier not a beautiful as wolfs. im not trying to be a wolfaboo but humans arnt that important compaired to wolfes
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KittyCreator Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha I bet you got banned :icontrollfaceplz:
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR!?

I mean, it is not like humans invented the internet like WOLVES! LOLZ!!
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wolf-lover-1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
you are suck frist of all wolfvs didnt invent the interet secod you hhave bad grammer thrd fuck of
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Fang456 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Artist
You have bad grammar, you hypocrite.
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was being sarcastic. If you love wolves so much, go into the forest and live with them. The humans you hate so much invented your internet and things you love.
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wolf-lover-1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
i would be a wolf because who needs internet when i have all you cunts to deal with oh and im right bye
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Go on then, get off the internet and go into the forest.
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wolf-lover-1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
i will thhen
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RainUndead Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohmygodjustshutup
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wolf-lover-1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
use spacebar dumbas
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RainUndead Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dumbass*
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wolf-lover-1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
dude dont corect my grammer XD thats stupid who the fuck dose that anymore
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RainUndead Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Idiots like you need it. 
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wolf-lover-1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
gramar doent mater dude lol
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superpierre59 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
"grammar doesn't matter" 
*scroll up*
"you are suck frist of all wolfvs didnt invent the interet secod you hhave bad grammer thrd fuck of"
*doesn't see the logic of the dude here*
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RainUndead Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sound like a 5 year old
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forkhead12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Fun fact, did you know that alot of the most vile behaving animals (If we bring in Human morality) are mammals, more mammals are surplus killers than birds, more mammals are rapists than reptiles, more mammals play vicious dominance games than any other animals (except insects), so why are their spirit animals always mammal if they say they hate humans because they do those things.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Except, birds are technically more rape-like than mammals. Mainly because female birds, most times do not experience orgasm or climax, they simply receive in order to produce young.
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Janemba-Junior Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like to be human, i like to be at the top of the food chain! :D :D :D
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superpierre59 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
yes that's right now excuse me i have some delicious bacon to eat ……. its good to be human
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lordguy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
We are all human and all should live wonderful lives.
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Buzzy-Queen-Bee Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
But they have an ugly skull and boring skin and no extra features!
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inapopovici Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We're the only hybrid animal that turned out to be so SPESHUL!
No really.
We look like primates, hairless cats, along with male lions and dog all together.
It's awesome, isn't it, Bob?
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