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47 Examples of the Human Experience

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The human experience is a term for the realities of human existence including the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical characteristics of human life. The following are illustrative examples.

Birth

The experience of being born into an unfamiliar world.

Time

The experience of progressing through time from past to present with no ability to go back from the current moment.

Space

The ability to move through 3-dimensional space such as running and jumping.

Sense & Sensation

The senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and sound and sensations such as dizziness.

Physical Experience

Experiencing the body such as the feeling of tiredness from physical exertion.

Family

Social bonds with family such as the maternal and paternal bond.

Friendship

Building social bonds with people who were previously strangers.

Childhood

The experience of being young with your whole life ahead of you.

Play

Engaging in activities that are enjoyable that have no productive purpose other than learning, exploration and stimulation.

Change

The constant change to all things that creates a need to constantly adapt.

Adulthood

Progressing and growing as a person to take on responsibility within groups such as a society, organization, community or family.

Community

Navigating the social processes required to get along with people who live in the same place as you. This can potentially be fulfilling and rewarding.

Society

Navigating the systems and customs of the place where you live.

Culture

Participating in shared experience in areas such as language, literature, art, entertainment, architecture, festivals, celebration, holidays and cuisine.

Aesthetics

Feeling that things are attractive or unattractive. For example, the ability to enjoy beautiful scenery.

Nature

Enjoyment of nature such as breathing clean cool air into your lungs.

Sickness & Pain

Negative experiences related to the body such as sickness, pain and hunger.

Problems

Challenges that prevent us from easily getting what we want.

Competition

The need to outperform others when you both want the same constrained resource or position. A competitive spirit is also a human characteristic that is enjoyed in contexts such as sports and games.

Failure

A failed attempt to reach a goal.

Learning

The process of acquiring new knowledge through failures, successes and the consumption of information.

Knowledge

The state of being knowledgeable about something.

Belief

The ability to believe in something that you can't directly confirm.

Spirituality

Contemplation of the wonders of universe and of the self.

Logic

The ability to work with facts that can be confirmed with concrete evidence.

Imagination

The ability to think beyond what is known. For example, a physicist who imagines a thought experiment that can be used to derive foundational theories for how the universe works.

Rational Thought

The ability to develop ideas that other people view as valid.

Success

Successfully executing a plan to achieve a goal.

Rest

Relaxation, leisure and sleep.

Motivation

The desire to do things other than rest.

Emotion

Conscious states that give color to our thoughts.

Empathy

Being able to feel what other people feel. For example, looking at a painting and being able to feel what the artist or subject of the painting felt.

Fear

A dread emotion that is typically invoked by risk.

Joy

A broad category of positive emotion.

Hate & Anger

Negative emotions that can cause an individual to act against other people in a negative way.

Conflict

Malicious and destructive interactions between people and groups.

Destruction

The loss of life and value. For example, war, disasters and crime.

Freedom

The ability to do what you want.

Privacy

Freedom from being observed.

Constraint

Restrictions on your freedom such as a student who must follow certain rules in class or face a punishment.

Creativity

The ability to create something of value that is novel and non-obvious.

Spontaneity

Creativity at high speed such as the ability to say something witty in a conversation.

Work

The process of creating value with one's efforts.

Happiness

A sense of contentment such as enjoying leisure time with friends and family.

Self-Fulfillment

A sense that you have done something positive with your potential.

Aging

The transition of the body and mind through stages of life from childhood to old age.

Mortality

The knowledge of one's inevitable death and experience of death itself.

Summary

Overview: Human Experience
Type
Definition
The realities of human existence including the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical characteristics of human life.
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