To rise above
When someone copies on an exam,we say,"It's only human."If someone cheats on his taxes,we claim,"it's only human".People get divorce,and we chant,"it's only human".
We call only our vices "human".In fact,sometimes this "human" becomes a synonym for "animal".Human is the intelligence that makes man search for truth.Human is the will,the urge to struggle,to rise above defeat,to hope against all hope.Human is the desire to be better.All that is human.
That's why the real glory of human beings is in choosing among these things,knowing full well that we can stay at the animal level or rise to the sublime.
courtesy of Readers' Digest
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