How to Be Less Human
In the book How to be Less Human, psychologist David Gilad examines the reasons why we think we are less human when we engage in unethical behavior. He argues that our behavior is based on our beliefs and assumptions, not on our feelings. And according to his research, people who are less honest are more likely to feel less human. In addition, they are more likely to think they are less capable of solving complex problems.
How do we do this? Researchers Adam Waytz and Kteily have studied human minds to understand how our thoughts and behaviors affect our daily lives. They found that even children as young as five years old are likely to view the world as a game of us versus them. But the truth is that American society is not without fault. In a recent study, two groups of participants wrote about how they felt they were less than human.
The problem with this strategy is that it doesn’t work. It only causes people to feel less human. Instead, it leads them to act more unethically and negatively towards others. To combat this problem, the first step is to embrace your humanity and try to improve your morals. And that’s the best way to make yourself feel better and more human. Then, you can use your newfound sense of ethics to better yourself and others.