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Spirituality

  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    12 May '18 07:36
    What is the most important capacity or attribute that humans possess?

    There are lots of contenders that are unquestionably essential, but ~ because it makes all the other attributes and capacities work, and because it is the foundation for our identity and individuality, I'll vote for...

    Memory

    What attribute or capacity is your favourite contender?

    [One selection only, please.]
  2. Standard member Romans1009
    Cretinous Mutterings
    12 May '18 07:42
    Originally posted by @fmf
    What is the most important capacity or attribute that humans possess?

    There are lots of contenders that are unquestionably essential, but ~ because it makes all the other attributes and capacities work, and because it is the foundation for our identity and individuality, I'll vote for...

    Memory

    What attribute or capacity is your favourite contender?

    [One selection only, please.]
    Faith

    Without faith, no one would get out of bed in the morning.

    People have faith every time they drive a car (they have faith another driver won’t strike their car,) board an airplane (faith the pilot is qualified to fly and not drunk,) buy food at the supermarket (faith the food isn’t contaminated,) etc.
  3. 12 May '18 08:15
    Originally posted by @fmf
    What is the most important capacity or attribute that humans possess?

    There are lots of contenders that are unquestionably essential, but ~ because it makes all the other attributes and capacities work, and because it is the foundation for our identity and individuality, I'll vote for...

    Memory

    What attribute or capacity is your favourite contender?

    [One selection only, please.]
    Without memory we have no consciousness so I think memory is probably the most important capacity. Offer that I’d go for love.

    I was going to expand on that, but I won’t for now.
  4. Standard member Romans1009
    Cretinous Mutterings
    12 May '18 08:31
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Without memory we have no consciousness so I think memory is probably the most important capacity. Offer that I’d go for love.

    I was going to expand on that, but I won’t for now.
    I figured you would’ve gone for taste buds and the ability to burp
  5. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    12 May '18 08:34
    So, thus far we have memory, faith and love.
  6. 12 May '18 09:04
    Originally posted by @fmf
    What is the most important capacity or attribute that humans possess?

    There are lots of contenders that are unquestionably essential, but ~ because it makes all the other attributes and capacities work, and because it is the foundation for our identity and individuality, I'll vote for...

    Memory

    What attribute or capacity is your favourite contender?

    [One selection only, please.]
    Capacity
  7. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    12 May '18 09:11
    Originally posted by @freakykbh
    Capacity
    Which one? Be specific.
  8. 12 May '18 17:18
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Which one? Be specific.
    That anything at all can be 'written on' any part of man--- and retained--- is mind-blowing.
  9. 12 May '18 17:43
    To predict and act based on observation.
  10. Standard member Rajk999
    Enjoying
    12 May '18 17:53
    Originally posted by @fmf
    What is the most important capacity or attribute that humans possess?

    There are lots of contenders that are unquestionably essential, but ~ because it makes all the other attributes and capacities work, and because it is the foundation for our identity and individuality, I'll vote for...

    Memory

    What attribute or capacity is your favourite contender?

    [One selection only, please.]
    Removing my Christian hat and thinking generally, I would have to say its the one thing that separates us from animals and allows us to progress as a species

    Ambition.
  11. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Zen Master
    12 May '18 18:26
    Reason.
  12. Standard member Rajk999
    Enjoying
    12 May '18 18:37
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Reason.
    What reason do you have for putting reason, Mr Voice of Reason .. lol 😀
  13. Subscriber Ragwortonline
    Ex Duris Gloria
    12 May '18 18:40
    Compassion
  14. Standard member Romans1009
    Cretinous Mutterings
    12 May '18 19:08
    Originally posted by @rajk999
    Removing my Christian hat and thinking generally, I would have to say its the one thing that separates us from animals and allows us to progress as a species

    Ambition.
    Animals have ambition, but their ambition is more geared toward survival. Humans have the ambition to survive as well (individually and collectively,) and one could argue that motivates them more than anything. It’s said the two greatest motivators for humans are survival and procreation (in that order.)
  15. Standard member Rajk999
    Enjoying
    12 May '18 19:45
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    Animals have ambition, but their ambition is more geared toward survival. Humans have the ambition to survive as well (individually and collectively,) and one could argue that motivates them more than anything. It’s said the two greatest motivators for humans are survival and procreation (in that order.)
    Looking for argument? Go educate yourself.

    Ambition in animals geared toward survival is not ambition. It is called instinct.
    Basic survival in humans is not ambition, again it is called instinct.
    Humans have instinct [survival and procreation], but that is not ambition.

    We are talking about two different things.
    Why am I not surprised.