Human Doings v Human Beings

Last Update: August 29, 2016

Imagine what life would be like if we referred to ourselves as "human doings" v. "human beings!" Stevecox and I joked about this the other day, and decided we'd do something to promote it (both of us came of age in the 1960s, which might have something to do with this, as we apent all those years contemplating our navels to find answers for the universe!)

If you were taught from early childhood that you were a "human doing," how do you think that would affect you now?


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MyraBeth Premium
We need to 'be' in order to 'do'.

To 'be' successful, we need to 'do' what needs to be done, to achieve success.
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CarolEll Premium
So true! So they're not mutually exclusive! Thanks, Beth!
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chuka Premium
I think there's a time and place for each. It's always great to BE and that's when you can DO.

Great post, thank you Carol :)
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CarolEll Premium
So true, Chuka. Thanks for responding!
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MPollock Premium
Great post, but I like being, successful. being motivated, etc.
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CarolEll Premium
Me, too, actually ... Thanks for your comment, Mike!
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JudeP Premium
I think I struggle at times with the 'doing', I am far better at the 'being' :)
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CarolEll Premium
"Being" is a good thing, because it allows you to live in the moment by just being, which I've heard is an aspirational goal for people who spend all their time doing...

But then again, a synonym for too much being is "laziness." Of which I don't see any evidence in you .. :-)
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stevecox Premium
Marvelous Carol! I think you and I should stick with the navel contemplation route (LOL) and be......Human Beings!

GREAT post my friend!

Steve
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CarolEll Premium
Oh no, Steve. You're not backtracking, are you? We didn't solve very many universe problems then, so "being" won't solve anything now!
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stevecox Premium
You are right ! Just every once in a while can we take a "being" break?
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CarolEll Premium
If we didn't, then we'd blow ourselves out ...
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stevecox Premium
Amen !
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