How to Be Less Human
When I was a child, I loved the movie, “How to be Less Human.” It had a good message about caring for others and living with that gift. A lot of people are interested in learning how to be less human, but many of them don’t know where to begin. In this article I’m going to give you my personal recommendation on what I believe every person should do to change their inner workings.
The movie, How to be Less Human, gives great advice, but the real key to changing your inner nature is to pay attention to your breath. This is called the chassis effect. In the movie, Chussil, the evil Dr. Strangelove, uses a metal tube to stick a metal pin into your chest to measure your carbon monoxide level. The result is a neat little gadget that he claims measures your “breath ability.” He then puts some electrodes on your body and monitors the electrical current, which he calls the “chussil response.”
What I like about the movie and the story is that it’s not so much about the science, but more about the psychology of the human condition. We’ve all got a little voice inside us that says, “Do something right now,” or “Don’t do that.” If we listen to that voice, we can make a positive change in our lives and in the world around us.