Understanding Humans – Humans are incredibly complex creatures. We are a mixture of material beings and spiritual beings. Human dynamics do not stay silent because humans as dynamics always activate themselves.
Human language comes from the word “manu” (Sanskrit), “mens” (Latin), which means thinking, intelligent or intelligent beings (able to control other creatures).
In general, humans are social creatures who always need other people, therefore humans always need interaction with other humans.
An Indonesian anthropologist, Koentjaraningrat, stated that society is a unity of human life that interacts according to a certain system of customs that is continuous, and which is bound by a sense of shared identity. The view put forward by Koentjaraningrat emphasizes that in society there are various components that interact with each other continuously in accordance with the value system and the system of norms they adhere to. The interaction between these components can occur between individuals and individuals, including individuals and groups, or between groups and groups.
Some understanding according to experts, namely:
- SOCRATESHumans are two-legged, hairless creatures with broad, flat nails.
- KEES BERTENSMan is a creature consisting of 2 elements whose unity is not stated.
- I WAYAN WATRAHumans are dynamic creatures with a triad of dynamics, namely creativity, taste and intention.
- OMAR MOHAMMAD AL-TOUMY AL-SYAIBANYHumans are the most noble creatures, humans are creatures that think, and humans are creatures that have 3 dimensions (body, mind, and spirit), humans in their growth are influenced by heredity and environmental factors.
- ERBE SENTANUHumans are the best creatures of His creation. It can even be said that humans are the most perfect creation of God compared to other creatures.
- PAULA J. C & JANET W. KHumans are open creatures, free to choose meaning in situations, take responsibility for decisions that live continuously and participate in developing multidimensional relationships and superior patterns with various possibilities.
- NICOLAUS D. & A. SUDIARJA, Humans are diverse, but single. Bhineka because it is physical and spiritual but singular because physical and spiritual are one thing.
- ABINENO J. I, Man is a “spirit body” and not an “eternal soul residing in or encased in a mortal body”.
- UPANISADSMan is a combination of the elements of spirit (atman), soul, mind, and prana or physical body.
From his explanation above, it can be concluded that humans are social creatures who always need other people, therefore humans always need interaction with other humans.