What It Means To Be Human

What does it mean to be human?

Is it our words, or actions?

Is there a definitive answer for what it means for us to be human?

It’s not that we’re like any other creature because we’re not. We’re different!

We think, feel and have emotions that we can express in numerous ways like,

With our words
Facial expressions
Body language
Tone of voice
The words we choose to say
And choose not to say

These are only some of the ways humans communicate, all of which makes us uniquely different and incredibly special.

Not to mention how we use powerful platforms like,


We create using various mediums like,


We cleverly combine them all together in hope that someone might actually listen to what we have to say and connect with us by responding in a thoughtful way.

All this speaks of one incredible and unique quality we all seemingly gravitate towards and deeply long for,


And validation, is the lifeblood and heartbeat of the community.

We all want to belong, to be a part of something that gives our lives meaning and purpose.

After all, it’s the WHY behind everything we say or do, even me writing and sharing my point of view.

Just think about it,
Bradford Lee Mace

By Bradford Lee Mace

Dad, Health & Fitness Enthusiast, Writer, Poet & Entrepreneur

One day a poem formed in my mind, it happened as a result of an experience I was going though. So I wrote it down and haven’t stopped writing since.

I’m not skilled in grammar and punctuation or even spelling, but I do have a gift for translating my feelings, thoughts and emotions into words, that people can relate to.

My motivation for writing comes from a deeply rooted desire I have to encourage and motivate people.

I know the loneliness, that darkness that leads a person to contemplating suicide, that was once me. I had no one that understood the pain, agony and darkness I was going through.

And that is why I write and share publicly, in hope that I might encourage another human soul needing desperately to hear, “There’s hope, you’re not alone in your struggle”.

I haven’t figured out everything, but what I have figured out I write about, and sometimes I bleed words turning them into poetry.