What is Humanity?

Humanity means the quality of being human. Helping others when they badly needed it without struggling a lot to help. THIS IS HUMANITY.  There are some more things which show the real humanity too. The exact real meaning of humanity cannot be explained . You can learn from your conscience to show humanity. Even animals can show humanity despite they being uneducated. The sad thing is humans, the most developed creatures, are still struggling to find out the real meaning of humanity.*

What are the qualities of being a human being?

Brotherly love = Feelings of humanity and compassion towards one’s fellow humans.

Lets give brotherly love to each other as we give brotherly love to our own born brothers and sisters, that we are all one siblings full of love and from one mother and father.

Fellow feeling = Emotions and fellowship existing between people based on shared experiences or feelings.

Lets feel ones good feeling as ours and others bad feelings as us. And every human being have this eight common basics of emotions in his or her living, and therefore as one human we have to feel it from each other at any time the other one have or feeling it.

  • Fear → feeling afraid.
  • Anger → feeling angry. A stronger word for anger is rage.
  • Sadness → feeling sad. Other words are sorrow, grief (a stronger feeling, for example when someone has died) or depression (feeling sad for a long time). Some people think depression is a different emotion.
  • Joy → feeling happy. Other words are happiness, gladness.
  • Disgust → feeling something is wrong or nasty
  • Trust → a positive emotion; admiration is stronger; acceptance is weaker
  • Anticipation → in the sense of looking forward positively to something which is going to happen. Expectation is more neutral.


Kindness = The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

Let’s be more kind to each other, especially to refugees. Let’s welcome them as one people as one family and make them feel like they are home, let’s be more friendly to them.There are few who are kind and showing smiling to refugees,either in the streets, public places or refugee lagers to be kind to them be generous to them,welcome them to your system and integrate them into your culture and society.Since the state abandoned and isolate them from the society and community and they feel like inhumane in their living.


Consideration = Careful thought, about and to a particular person.

We need to be very thoughtful and consideration towards each other as humans, especially in term of difficulties and needs. Let’s consider each other as humans with good sense of humor and keep one another in positive consideration. Let’s avoid considering refugees, especially African refugees, as only criminals, drug dealers, ignorant and stupid. Let’s consider them as the same peoples like us with their amazing talents, skills, knowledge and with their competence of contributing something useful to the country and into the society.


Understanding = The ability to understand, know and have clear knowledge of something; comprehension.

We need to understand the situation of refugees or migrants, who are they, where do they come from, what are their challenges and how should we handle them? Before we just see them and categorize them all into one box of being negative and harming our living here. We can only understand their situations by approaching them with a smile faces and being positive with them and always having an open dialogue with them wherever they are living and whatever they are doing or whoever they are. Also listen to them very careful to understand and consider things from their point of view.


Sympathy = Feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune.

As human beings we should always have sympathy for one another, especially for refugees and migrants who left their homes, families, and relatives behind. Something wrong and horrible forced them to flee and come to a foreign land, without their willing. Why do we not have the same feeling as them. Know that if one human is affected then every one of us is affected too, because humanity is weak. And have more sympathy for especially those affected by brutal war and extreme poverty while trying to have at least better place or living of their life in peace.


Tolerance = the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.

To have tolerance in humanity is something very important. If you yourself believe in yourself – and you probably have opinions and behaviours which you sometimes agree and disagree with. So why do we not have tolerance for others opinions and behaviours.

European states haven’t got any tolerance on refugees or migrants either from their opinions or behaviours or movements. The Germany governments haven’t give any privileges and tolerance to refugees to choose where they want to live, where they want to go or stay and what they want to do for to make their living. They are only denying and restricting them of their free will, choices and rights as a human being – simply because the are refugees. So where is the humanity?


Goodness = the quality of being good, generous and beneficial.

An example of goodness is volunteering to serve meals, clothes and offering sleeping places to homeless, refugees and migrants who are in need of it. By empowering them, considering their needs and what they cant get on their own. Or even by showing them the right way and best idea of raising and enhancing themselves, without someone every day or month giving them money or a meal.


Mercifulness = Compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

Can we have mercy and forgiveness for one another in terms of difficulties and hard times. Especially to refugees and migrants who are struggling and facing all such of difficulties and brutality on their journeys to Europe – especially those who died on the Mediterranean Sea. And also those who are stranded at the European boarders and not be allowed in. And to also have mercy on those refugees who are already here in Europe and struggling every day for their life and have to stay in the so-called Lagers, on the streets or anywhere to live. So where is humanity present in all of this?


Charity = An organization of individuals set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.

Charity is another good fundamental quality of being a human being. Either with organizations or as individuals who have at least the capability and effort of providing help and raising money for those in need. For example, if we reflect on some parts of the world, especially Africa, where there are thousands of young children dying every year because of malnutrition, lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough food to eat, not eating enough of the right things or being unable to use the food that one does eat. All caused by EXTREME poverty.

While in Europe people get sufficient food and they forget that there are other humans who are actually dying from starvation, what the pity and shame on European capitalism. So where is humanity when the so-called Europeans are sleeping in five star accommodation and fertilizing capitalism while war, extreme poverty and starvation is killing millions of their fellow human beings Why are they not reflecting on them, not even a little bit?


Human beings as a collective.

Humanity is human beings working as a collective. Regardless of your nationality, your race, your religion, your status, your passport or your orientation.

We have to give respect to one another and try to at least start with the qualities I have mentioned here. So that our being humans on this earth will be collective without boarders, space and hatred within us.

As I use to say, there is are no lack of human beings or human shortage in this world since there are 7.1 billion people living in the world, but definitely there is completely lack of humanity on this earth. Hence people don’t want to see others as human beings like them without any different.

The powerful and wealthy people undermine the minorities and the poor. Europeans see themselves as having first class status and as more human than Africans. They undermine our nations, our race, our knowledge, and ourselves in general.



Written by refugee activist MORO YAPHA also known as YAYA YAFFA.