Thursday, May 20, 2010


(an anthropological perspective)

A human being, rightly seen, is not a being but a becoming and may continue so throughout its life unless it settles arbitrarily into a fixed identity, a stunted persona, fossilized before it dies.

A true human becoming continues to grow, develop, emerge, unfold, and realize more of its latent, inherent potentialities all life long.

There is no end or limit to human possibility, no state that cannot be transformed or transcended, if not in an individual, then surely in the species evolving over time.

In Theodore Roszak’s phrase, human becomings are the Unfinished Animal.